Any ways to test a GHC build against large set of packages (including test suites)?

Joachim Breitner mail at
Sat Aug 11 17:48:45 UTC 2018


Am Freitag, den 10.08.2018, 20:06 -0400 schrieb Ben Gamari:
> Head.hackage doesn't have an out of the box package set but it is
> quite straightforward to construct such a set. While I now tend to
> use nix, in the past I generally just constructed a dummy cabal
> package listing the packages of interest as dependencies.
> There are two approaches to choosing a set of packages: extract the
> packages from Stackage's build-constraints.yaml or just additively
> build up a set from the top of your head. I find the latter is often
> more realistic; stackage is now large enough that even getting a
> fraction of it to build with a prerelease compiler can be a
> significant undertaking. 

here is another package set worth considering, if you want a
representative collection of packages with (somewhat) significance: The
packages distributed by Debian:


Joachim Breitner
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