64-bit windows version?

Peter Tanski p.tanski at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 13:35:31 EDT 2007

On Jun 25, 2007, at 12:55 PM, kyra wrote:

>> Certainly doable but it does present a conundrum: for the old GHC  
>> (without builtin cl-support) the order for compilation seems to be:
>> <compile/link command> <compile/link flags> <output> <source/ 
>> object files> <other flags>
>> while for cl running link.exe or link.exe, it is better to put all  
>> the files at the end of the command line:
>> <compile/link command> <compile/link flags> <output> <other flags>  
>> <source/object files>
>> It also adds one more layer of indirection a that delicate stage.
> Maybe some gcc mimicing cl wrapper tailored specifically for GHC  
> building system could help? One more layer of indirection, but  
> could leave ghc driver relatively intact.

That's a good idea!  Do you know if or how the mingw-gcc is able to  
do that?  Does mingw-gcc wrap link.exe?  It sounds silly that someone  
relatively inexperienced with mingw should be doing this but it  
_really_needs doing and no one else seems to want it (besides, from  
my perspective, once I get through the build-system drudgery it lets  
me handle the fun stuff like adding inline MASM to the RTS, such as  


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