Attempt at a real world benchmark

Joachim Breitner mail at
Thu Dec 8 06:03:55 UTC 2016


I have talked so much about it, it was about time to actually follow

I took a real-world program (tttool, one of mine, show shameless),
inlined all the dependencies so that it would compile without Cabal,
just with a single invocation of GHC on the 277 modules.

The state, including a README, can be found at

I am not sure how useful this is going to be:
 + Tests lots of common and important real-world libraries.
 − Takes a lot of time to compile, includes CPP macros and C code.
(More details in the README linked above).

It is late, so I’ll just send this out as it is for now to get the
discussion going if this is a useful approach, or what should be done

(If this is deemed to be useful, I’d do the same for, say, pandoc


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