[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.8.1-alpha1 is now available
george.colpitts at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 12:48:21 UTC 2019
It seems as if there is no migration documentation,
https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/wikis/status/migration/8.8. Will that be
On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 8:51 PM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The GHC team is pleased to announce the first alpha release of GHC 8.8.1.
> The source distribution, binary distributions, and documentation are
> available at
> A draft of the release notes is also available .
> This release is the culmination of over 3000 commits by over one hundred
> contributors and has several new features and numerous bug fixes
> relative to GHC 8.6:
> * Profiling now works correctly on 64-bit Windows (although still may
> be problematic on 32-bit Windows due to platform limitations; see
> * A new code layout algorithm for amd64's native code generator
> * The introduction of a late lambda-lifting pass which may reduce
> allocations significantly for some programs.
> * Further work on Trees That Grow, enabling improved code re-use of the
> Haskell AST in tooling
> * More locations where users can write `forall` (GHC Proposal #0007)
> * Further work on the Hadrian build system
> This release starts the pre-release cycle for GHC 8.8. This cycle is
> starting quite a bit later than expected due recent work on GHC's CI and
> release infrastructure. See the GHC Blog  for more on this.
> As always, if anything looks amiss do let us know.
> Happy compiling!
> - Ben
>  https://www.haskell.org/ghc/blog/20190405-ghc-8.8-status.html
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