[ ghc-Bugs-1188785 ] panic! ... forkM Declaration for tables{v}

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed May 4 06:46:47 EDT 2005

On 04 May 2005 11:18, Ferenc Wagner wrote:

> "Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
>> Comment By: Ferenc Wágner (wferi)
>>> Just to make sure: the "Could not find module
>>> `HTMLMonadBase'..." is entirely reasonable (and my
>>> package.conf is crap), it's the "ghc: panic!" I found worrying.
>> Yes, we plan to fix the panic and emit a more helpful message.
> Fine!
>>> Anyway.  Let me drift off topic: why no ghcOptions field in
>>> package.conf?  I'd perhaps try porting Wash if it were
>>> present...
>> The ability to specify extra GHC options in a package was
>> a misfeature that we removed.  It isn't reasonable for a
>> package to be able to change the global GHC behaviour.
> I see.  But why did hugsOptions remain, then?

Hugs needs to process the source files, so it might need flags to turn on certain extensions, for example.  It's not ideal either - flags should really go in the source files themselves.


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