Status and future of the LLVM backend

Joachim Breitner mail at
Sun Nov 30 13:26:19 UTC 2014

Hi Ben,

Am Freitag, den 28.11.2014, 18:27 -0500 schrieb Ben Gamari:
> I've written down some thoughts on the current status and future
> direction of the LLVM backend here [1].

thanks. I tried to build ghc-7.8.4-rc1 on Debian, and it failed on arm*.
First, because it picked llvm-3.5. After I tightened the dependencies to
use llvm-3.4, it failed with 
        dll-split: internal error: evacuate(static): strange closure
        type 0
            (GHC version for arm_unknown_linux)
I then followed your advice from somewhere else and passed
"" to ./configure, but with the same effect:

Any other tricks that could make GHC 7.8.4-rc1 compile on arm?
(Including applying some not-yet-merged-patched, if necessary.)


Joachim “nomeata” Breitner
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