SV: [Haskell-cafe] RFC: "Native -XCPP" Proposal

Yitzchak Gale gale at
Thu May 21 09:25:46 UTC 2015

I wrote:
>> Keeping the license as is seems to be important to Malcolm.
>> So could we have an option to build GHC without cpphs
>> and instead use it as a stand-alone external program?
>> That would make the situation no worse than GMP.

Bardur Arantsson wrote:
> I don't see any need for an option. Just bundle cpphs together with GHC
> and build/use it as an external program. AFAICT this has absolutely no
> licensing implications for GHC, derived from GHC or anything compiled
> with GHC.

Agreed, that would work. But I thought that the idea was that we wanted
it actually integrated into GHC.

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