Planning for the 7.12 release

Elliot Cameron elliot.cameron at
Fri Aug 28 19:36:58 UTC 2015

I'm going by my rather poor memory for this. Frankly, I don't really care where the option sits, as long as I don't need a separate build of GHC to avoid LGPL.
From: Ben Gamari <ben at>
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 5:48 AM
To: Elliot Cameron; GHC developers
Cc: Herbert Valerio Riedel
Subject: Re: Planning for the 7.12 release

Elliot Cameron <elliot.cameron at> writes:

> I can't seem to find the exact trac ticket, but the ability to swap
> out "Integer" implementations at link time would be a huge relief on
> Windows, which suffers from various problems with dynamic linking. I
> believe it was originally slated for 7.12. Can someone find it? Here's
> what I did find:
> A related discussion:
> As it stands, we've been trying hard to find good ways to provide
> custom GHC variants more easily to end users.
Hmm, interesting. I'm not sure how realistic it is to make this a
link-time option, however, considering that we may inline bindings from
whatever integer package we compile against into the user's program.

Herbert, do you have any thoughts on this?


- Ben

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