compiling GHC with a custom path to GCC

Remi Turk rturk at
Thu Feb 17 07:17:58 EST 2005

On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 05:05:18AM -0700, Seth Kurtzberg wrote:
> Remi Turk wrote:
> >I'm afraid finding a workaround for compilers dying on
> >compiler-generated code isn't going to be much fun...
> >
> >Anyway, I just replaced a
> >       ifneq "$(INSTALL_LIBS)" ""
> >by
> >       ifneq "$(strip $(INSTALL_LIBS))" ""
> >(see my glasgow-haskell-bugs message of today, this usage is
> >recommended in make's "info" for strip.)
> >
> >Now I could install ghc, remove the build-tree and get enough
> >free space to start compiling again.
> >This time I'll log everything and come back when I'm sure what
> >exactly is going on. (As I "remember" that 1) --with-gcc doesn't
> >do what it should and 2) the gcc-2.95-crash on linux seems to be
> >repeatable.)
> >
> > 
> >
> I'm not positive about 2.95, but I know that on 3.x it crashes in 
> different places, and even compiling different source files.  With each 
> 3.x release, they fix some of them, but others pop up to take their 
> place.  Clearly the gcc people don't know what's going on.

Sounds like it just was about time to get a C-- backend ;o)

[off-topic] Btw, how bad is it to get "Bad eta expand" warnings
during compilation of GHC?


Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.

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