:! ghc -c vs :c

Simon Marlow simonmar@microsoft.com
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 09:49:00 +0100

> The ghc interactive  ghci  compiles the module by the command
>                                                 =20
>                            :! ghc -c=20
> Has it sense to provide a command   :compile   (:c),
> having a meaningful name and a format similar to other commands,
> like say  :load
> ?

Yes, this is another thing we'd like to do, but haven't got around to
yet.  (you can always define your own :compile command using :def of
course, but the benefit of a built-in one would be that it could take
advantage of the in-memroy interfaces rather than reading them from the