[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] Glasgow Haskell Compiler 8.0.2 is available!
dedgrant at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 00:30:27 UTC 2017
Wow. Congrats on the release all and thank you for the fixes!
On Jan 11, 2017 10:42 AM, "Ben Gamari" <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 8.0.2
The GHC team is happy to at last announce the 8.0.2 release of the
Glasgow Haskell Compiler. Source and binary distributions are available
This is the second release of the 8.0 series and fixes nearly
two-hundred bugs. These include,
* Interface file build determinism (#4012).
* Compatibility with macOS Sierra and GCC compilers which compile
position-independent executables by default
* Compatibility with systems which use the gold linker
* Runtime linker fixes on Windows (see #12797)
* A compiler bug which resulted in undefined reference errors while
compiling some packages (see #12076)
* A number of memory consistency bugs in the runtime system
* A number of efficiency issues in the threaded runtime which manifest
on larger core counts and large numbers of bound threads.
* A typechecker bug which caused some programs using
-XDefaultSignatures to be incorrectly accepted.
* More than two-hundred other bugs. See Trac  for a complete
* #12757, which lead to broken runtime behavior and even crashes in
the presence of primitive strings.
* #12844, a type inference issue affecting partial type signatures.
* A bump of the `directory` library, fixing buggy path
canonicalization behavior (#12894). Unfortunately this required a
major version bump in `directory` and minor bumps in several other
* #12912, where use of the `select` system call would lead to runtime
system failures with large numbers of open file handles.
* #10635, wherein -Wredundant-constraints was included in the -Wall
A more detailed list of the changes included in this release can be
found in the release notes,
Please note that this release breaks with our usual tendency to avoid
major version bumps of core libraries in minor GHC releases by including
an upgrade of the `directory` library to 126.96.36.199.
Also note that, due to a rather serious bug (#13100) affecting Windows
noticed late in the release cycle, the Windows binary distributions were
produced using a slightly patched  source tree. Users compiling from
source for Windows should be certain to include this patch in their
This release is the result of six months of effort by the GHC
development community. We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed
code, bug reports, and feedback to this release. It's only due to
their efforts that GHC remains a vibrant and exciting project.
How to get it
Both the source tarball and binary distributions for a wide variety of
are available at,
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