runghc badly broken

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Tue Apr 19 09:05:53 EDT 2005

On 18 April 2005 19:33, Niklas Broberg wrote:

>> I'm trying to use runghc (6.4 release version, redhat linux), but it
>> appears to be badly broken. It only processes the first argument
>> given to it...
> [snip]
> As a friend pointed out to me, some of this behavior may not be so
> strange. Clearly, if you give arguments _after_ the specified source
> file, you expect these to be arguments to that source file and not to
> runghc itself. Thus the example
> ---------------------------
>> runghc Foo.hs -v1
> hello
> ---------------------------
> executes as expected, since Foo.hs makes no use of -v1. That leaves
> the other case, when the argument(s) is given _before_ the file
> argument. It's obviously possible to give flags to runghc, shown by
> runghc being verbose in the example
> ---------------------------
>> runghc -v1 Foo.hs
> Loading package base-1.0 ... linking ... done.
> <interactive>:1:78:
>    Failed to load interface for `Main':
>        Could not find module `Main':
>          it is not a module in the current program, or in any known
> package. Leaving GHCi.
> ---------------------------
> but only the first one is processed. IMHO the preferred behavior is
> that any arguments given before the single file argument is given to
> runghc itself, while any given after the file argument is given to the
> script in that file. Comments?

Ok, I can make this change unless there are any objections?


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