Circular dependency between the compiler and TH?

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Mon Aug 21 11:13:10 EDT 2006

Pepe Iborra wrote:
> Joel, I feel your pain.
> In my (very short) experience, the ghc build system can be fragile  and 
> impredictable some times. Randomly, it will decide to do a stage2  build 
> in stage1, and this is clearly your case today Joel.

GHC builds with GHCi support in stage1 if it decides that your installed GHC is 
exactly the same version as the one you're building, which should be safe.

However, given the difficulties people occasionally have with this, I think I'll 
disable this particular "feature".


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