using a stage1 as a compiler for a later ghc?

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Wed Feb 28 05:41:16 EST 2007

Isaac Dupree wrote:
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> I'm on a system with main ghc = 6.4.2.
> I've built a ghc 6.6 stage1.
> Is there any problem using that ghc-inplace as a compiler for GHC HEAD?
> (which is done e.g. by ./configure
> -
> --with-ghc=/home/isaac/hardly-mine-at-all/build/ghc-6.6/compiler/stage1/ghc-inplace
> ?)
> (which I want to do because, theoretically 6.6 should be faster here,
> since it supports -fasm unlike the ubuntu-edgy-powerpc-ghc-6.4.2, and
> also considering how my gcc likes to crash randomly a few times during
> anything as extensive as compiling ghc...)

Sure, that should work.


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