GHC 8.0.1-rc4 source tarball availability

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sun Apr 24 00:55:02 UTC 2016

On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Carter Schonwald <
carter.schonwald at> wrote:

> It *seemed* to work fine even with that lib no longer at that path, but
> famous last words. It does seem that it doesn't do anything

It's only used when it needs to do something for which the CPU lacks
support so a call to an emulation is used instead of trying to generate
native code for it. Maybe you got lucky and ghc doesn't actually need it in
its C bits. Or maybe it'll explode only when there's a full moon in Scorpio
and Mars is ascendant. :/ (Well, when some rarely used operation happens to
need something that x86_64 needs help with. I don't think there are many of
those --- which means it's going to be an even rarer explosion.)

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