Stepping through ghc

Arash Rouhani rarash at
Mon Oct 6 18:50:25 UTC 2014

Hi Omar,

You might want to narrow your scope to one part of GHC. For example, I 
mostly focused on the Run Time System to be able to conduct my master's 
thesis. Also, you might want to start off with a tiny goal, like to fix 
bug XYZ.

Oh, and most important of all is the Commentary, which I think of as a 
wiki for GHC developers.


On 2014-10-06 17:23, Omar Mefire wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to ghc codebase and I'm interested in stepping through the 
> code in order to gain a better idea of how it all works.
> - Is there a way to load ghc into ghci ? and debug through it ?
> - What are the ways experienced ghc devs step through the code ?
> - Any techniques you guys recommend ?
> - What would your advices be for a newbie to the source code ?
> Thanks,
> Omar Mefire,
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