ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.2
igloo at earth.li
Wed Dec 12 13:44:58 EST 2007
The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.8.2
The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new patchlevel release of GHC.
This release contains a number of bugfixes relative to 6.8.1, including
some significant performance fixes, so we recommend upgrading.
Release notes are here:
How to get it
The easy way is to go to the web page, which should be self-explanatory:
We supply binary builds in the native package format for many
platforms, and the source distribution is available from the same
Packages will appear as they are built - if the package for your
system isn't available yet, please try again later.
Haskell is a standard lazy functional programming language; the
current language version is Haskell 98, agreed in December 1998 and
revised December 2002.
GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell. Included is
an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of
platforms, together with an interactive system for convenient, quick
development. The distribution includes space and time profiling
facilities, a large collection of libraries, and support for various
language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions, and foreign
language interfaces (C, whatever). GHC is distributed under a
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