Default name of target executable

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at
Tue Oct 11 04:58:26 EDT 2005

"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at> writes:

> I'm slightly inclined not to make this change, but I could be swayed if
> there was enough interest in it.  What I'm seeing so far is not
> overwhelming support for the change.  Simon PJ is in favour, though.

"a.out" is tradition, of course, but OTOH, I don't think anybody
actually depends on it.  Could it perhaps be made optional, either
through a config file (.ghc?) or an environment variable, or some

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