using ghc with make

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Tue Apr 18 07:02:20 EDT 2006

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello John,
> Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 3:25:35 AM, you wrote:
>>FWIW ginsu and DrIFT both use make and don't use ghcs --make feature. I
>>find this can be faster once your projects grow beyond a certain size as
>>it takes ghc a while to figure out which files need to be rebuilt with
> if that is due to the time of reading .hi files, my alternative Binary
> library should help in some future

I'd be suprised if you could improve on GHC's binary library.  Using 
BinMem (reading/writing directly to memory), GHC's binary library is 
about as fast as it gets.  I'm sure yours wins when dealing with files, 


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