Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Jun 10 06:58:34 EDT 2005

On 10 June 2005 11:36, Christian Maeder wrote:

> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> On 10 June 2005 08:58, Serge D. Mechveliani wrote:
>>> Now,  I indeed, intend to compare 6.4 to 5.02 on several examples,
>>>           downloaded ghc-5.02.3  and tried to make it with  ghc-6.4
>> Yes, that's unlikely to work.
> I was able to install the binaries from ghc-5.04.2-1.i386.rpm (with
> rpm2cpio though). I did not know that ghc-5.02.3 is exceptional. Is it
> really?

Not that I'm aware of, but in general compiling an old compiler with a
new compiler isn't guaranteed to work.  Old features or libraries that
we used in 5.02 may have gone away, for example.

> 6.4 produces better and faster code than 6.2.2 and 5.04.2 for our
> application.



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