import prefers module in package over local module

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Tue May 2 07:53:32 EDT 2006

Michael Marte wrote:

> I am migrating a project from ghc 6.2 to ghc 6.4. This project has a 
> module called Pretty and that's where my problems start. When importing 
> Pretty, ghc does not consider my local definition but the Pretty module 
> from the standard library (which is an alias for 
> Text.PrettyPrint.HughesPJ). Is this behaviour intended or is it a bug? 
> Can I change it? If it is intended, can somebody explain the rationale 
> to me?
 > BTW, I am using -hidir and -odir and the latest Debian package
 > containing ghc 6.4.1.
 > Thank you,
 > Michael

This was the behaviour in 6.4, if I recall correctly, but it was fixed 
in 6.4.1.  Are you definitely using 6.4.1? (you said 6.4 at the 
beginning of the message).


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