`make' for profiling

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Sep 21 06:11:33 EDT 2005

On 21 September 2005 11:12, Serge D. Mechveliani wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 10:11:46AM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> On 20 September 2005 12:03, Serge D. Mechveliani wrote:
>>> Dear GHC developers,
>>> I have a user's wish for the versions > 6.4.1:
>>>   the possibility to `make' a project with profiling,
>>>   without user play with the Cabal version substitution.
>> It's possible, but unlikely that we'll do it.  It requires porting
>> the required changes from the new Cabal version to the old version
>> witout changing any library APIs.  Of course, if someone were to
>> send us a patch...
> Does this mean that  ghc-6.4.1, and further versions too,
> will be without profiling?

Of course not!  Profiling works in 6.4.1 just like it has in previous
versions.  What is missing is profiling support in Cabal as shipped with
6.4.1, which is what I thought you were asking for.  Newer versions of
Cabal support profiling, and all you have to do is upgrade Cabal.


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