GHC 6.4 release candidates available
simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu Feb 10 10:28:20 EST 2005
On 10 February 2005 15:13, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> "Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
>> We are finally at the release candidate stage for GHC 6.4.
>> Please test if you're able to, and give us feedback.
> In versions 5.00 <= ghc <= 6.2.2, the result of
> ghc -v 2>&1 | head -2
> was something like
> Glasgow Haskell Compiler, Version 6.2.2, ....
> Using package config file: /grp/haskell/lib/ghc-6.2.2/package.conf
> whereas with 6.4, these two lines have been swapped:
> Reading package config file:
> /usr/malcolm/local/lib/ghc-6.4.20050209/package.conf Glasgow
> Haskell Compiler, Version 6.4.20050209, ....
> and the "Using package config" message has become "Reading package
> config". These changes are minor and unnecessary: in particular they
> make the detection of configuration information (by hmake) rather
> more complicated than it ought to be. I know this is a pretty trivial
> complaint, but the -v behaviour has been stable for a few years now,
> so why change it arbitrarily?
Ok, fixed. The right way to get the location of the package.conf file
is to ask ghc-pkg, BTW. In fact, the right way is not to know the
location of package.conf at all, but to use ghc-pkg to query its
contents. The contents of package.conf is proprietary :-)
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