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

Chris Kuklewicz haskell at
Wed Jul 26 05:14:55 EDT 2006

Simon Marlow wrote:
> On 26 July 2006 09:41, Joel Reymont wrote:
>> On Jul 25, 2006, at 2:57 PM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>> If you think your build is slow, try building it on Windows
>>> sometime :-(
>> Well, I re-built ghc from scratch on my PowerBook G4 1.25Ghz with 1Gb
>> of memory. It took somewhere north of 7 hours. The MacBook Pro 2Ghz
>> looks speedy by comparison and 3+ hours look like nothing.
> That's way too long.  Next time, it might be a good idea to pipe the log
> file through something that adds timestamps to each line - I've attached
> a little Haskell program I use for this.
> Cheers,
> 	Simon

When I use darwinports on my powerbook 1.33GHz and 2GB of RAM is also takes 
hours and hours and hours.  Next time I will try to get a record of exactly how long


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