GHC cross compilation survey results

Moritz Angermann moritz.angermann at
Wed May 10 05:43:12 UTC 2017

Dear friends,

20 days ago, together with, we asked
about cross compilation with GHC. A follow up with
the result has been posted yesterday[1].

I’ll hope we can improve on many fronts and make building
a cross compiling GHC as simple as

   ./configure --target=... --prefix=... [--disable-large-address-space]

with GHC 8.4.  I also plan on extending documentation on
cross compiling, and maybe even provide pre-built cross
compiles.  I’ll plan to publish a few more posts regarding
cross compiling in general and cross compiling with ghc
specifically over the next few month at

If you would like some more specific details of the survey,
please feel free to contact me!



PS: I am building cross compilers for arm/raspberry pi, armv7/android,
    aarch64/android, aarch64/iOS, x86_64/iOS, all with limited* TH support
    as well as x86_64/macOS on a daily basis, and hope that this will ensure
    to a certain degree that master won’t break the cross compilers.
    *: without File IO (except for embedFile), and without Process IO.

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 6:15 PM, Moritz Angermann <moritz.angermann at> wrote:
> Dear friends,
> as some of you might have noticed, together with
>, I’m trying to make cross compiling
> GHC a bit easier.  To that extend, I’d like to invite
> you to fill out a short survey[1], so we understand
> the needs of the community better.
> Please follow the attached link and fill out the
> survey!
> Cheers,
> Moritz
> [1]:
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