More windows woe

Ben Gamari ben at
Sat Dec 10 03:50:31 UTC 2016

Edward Yang pointed out a truncated sentence in this message. See below.
Thank you Edward!


- Ben

Ben Gamari <ben at> writes:

> Simon Peyton Jones via ghc-devs <ghc-devs at> writes:
> To hack around this, mingw-w64 ships a static library, msvcrt.a, which
> wraps msvcrt.dll and provides hand-rolled implementations of some needed
> symbols, including _lock_file. However, this means that the static
> library msvcrt.a, and the dynamic library msvcrt.dll don't export the
> same set of symbols, which causes GHCi to blow up if dynamically linked.
> Consequently we need to 
The last sentence should have read,

> Consequently we need to ensure that the runtime linker seeds its
> own symbol table with these symbols.

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