ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.0

Malcolm Wallace
Mon, 2 Jun 2003 11:21:55 +0100

Sven Panne <> writes:

>  > Hmm.  Perhaps you should rename the long form of -L to
>  > --list-local-packages.
> Just a small note: This was a buglet in System.Console.GetOpt.getOpt,
> which has been fixed since GHC 5.04.3. Consequently this does not
> happen if you use a GHC >= 5.04.3 for compiling GHC 6.0. But to be on
> the safe side, SimonM has renamed the option, anyway...

OK.  The official ghc-6.0 binary distribution for Linux seems to have
been built with ghc-4.08.2, hence the apparent fault.  Was there a
reason for choosing to bootstrap with such an old version?