ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.2

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu Dec 13 10:13:12 EST 2007

Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2007 2:05 PM, Claus Reinke <claus.reinke at> wrote:
>> try %HOMEDRIVE% %HOMEPATH% instead?
> Doesn't work either.
>> you might have set %HOME% to help some unix software
>> along, but this variable doesn't seem to exist by default.
> It worked in 6.8.1.
> With which I mean, GHCi had no trouble finding .ghci at %HOME% in 6.8.1.

Yes, see this ticket which was fixed in 6.8.2:

GHCi now uses getHomeDirectory, so you need to put your .ghci file wherever 
getHomeDirectory says your home directory is.


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