Loading GHC into GHCi (and ghcid)

Matthew Pickering matthewtpickering at gmail.com
Wed May 30 20:43:34 UTC 2018

Hi all,

Csongor has informed me that he has worked out how to load GHC into
GHCi which can then be used with ghcid for a more interactive
development experience.

1. Put this .ghci file in compiler/


2. Run "../inplace/bin/ghc-stage2 --interactive -odir tmp -hidir tmp"
from inside compiler/

It may take a while and require a little bit of memory but in the end
all 500 or so modules will be loaded.

It can also be used with ghcid.

ghcid -c "../inplace/bin/ghc-stage2 --interactive -odir tmp -hidir tmp"

Hopefully someone who has more RAM than I.

Can anyone suggest the suitable place on the wiki for this information?



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