ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.2

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Mon Dec 17 04:17:41 EST 2007

Yitzchak Gale wrote:
> Removing support for %HOME% has suddenly broken many
> programs. If people don't like it, we can consider
> deprecating it in some future version of GHC, but for now
> it should put back. 

Only GHCi has changed here.  Perhaps you're under the impression that we 
recently changed the behaviour of getHomeDirectory?  In fact, it was 
introduced in GHC 6.4 and has always had the same behaviour, calling 
SHGetFolderPath on Windows.


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