ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.2

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Mon Dec 17 20:08:50 EST 2007

I wrote,
> Ian Lynagh wrote:
>>  =============================================================
>>   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.
> A binary distribution for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is available from
> To use this binary distribution, you need to have "readline" from  
> MacPorts installed.
> Manuel
> PS: This time around, there should be no dependency on MacPorts'  
> "gmp", but this is hard for me to test locally.

I just updated the binary distribution at

It *definitely* does not require any version of GMP to be pre- 
installed anymore.  All that is needed it MacPort's readline.

Ian, can you please update the binary on the download page?


PS: Moreover, binaries produced by the above compiler will run on any  
Leopard box.

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