Default name of target executable

John Meacham john at
Tue Oct 11 20:27:01 EDT 2005

On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 04:52:13PM +0100, Simon Marlow 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.

as a random data point, jhc spits out 'hs.out' as its default output
name. not for any particular reason.

John Meacham - ⑆⑆john⑈ 

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