Proposal: Improving the LLVM backend by packaging it

Sergei Trofimovich slyich at
Mon Oct 27 09:25:11 UTC 2014

On Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:52:53 -0500
Austin Seipp <austin at> wrote:

> I won't repeat what's on the wiki page too much, but the TL;DR version
> is: we should start packaging a version of LLVM, and shipping it with
> e.g. binary distributions of GHC. It's just a lot better for everyone.
> I know we're normally fairly hesitant about things like this (shipping
> external dependencies), but I think it's the only sane thing to do
> here, and the situation is fairly unique in that it's not actually
> very complicated to implement or support, I think.

That makes a lot of sense! Gentoo allows user
upgrade llvm and ghc independently, which makes
syncing harder. Thus Gentoo does not care much
about llvm support in ghc.


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