Default name of target executable

Tomasz Zielonka tomasz.zielonka at
Tue Oct 11 01:28:41 EDT 2005

On 10/10/05, Simon Marlow <simonmar at> wrote:
> There's no really deep reason for this choice, other than it being what
> GHC does normally - i.e. the default binary has always been a.out
> (main.exe on Windows) unless -o is given.
> I don't see enough of a compelling reason to change it, sorry.  It's not
> broken, just slightly inconvenient.

It wasn't meant to be a bug report, only a feature request ;-)

Actually, I was mostly interested if anyone would mind if GHC
chose the name based on the top-level module.

Would you accept the patch?

Best regards

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