GHC compile times (was Re: GHC 6.4.3 is stalled)

Joel Reymont joelr1 at
Tue Jul 25 08:45:08 EDT 2006

On Jul 25, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Christian Maeder wrote:
> On our solaris sparc machine compiling our main binary (optimized)  
> takes
> 3h:38min whereas (only) 55min under linux. At least our sparcs may die
> out sooner or later.

Interestingly enough, it takes the 3+ hours to compile GHC 6.5 on my  
Intel Core-Duo Mac.

Why would there be such a huge difference between Linux and Mac OSX  
on the same architecture?

How can I pinpoint the bottleneck?

	Thanks, Joel


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