Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at
Fri Jan 4 06:03:10 EST 2008

(Let's discuss this openly on glasgow-haskell-users)

I'm not happy about this framework hick-hack either. I've only pushed
it, because we needed a readline solution on macs.

The alternative is to use static linking of gmp (as suggested by chak)
_and_ readline (version 5), so that user programs are also statically
linked with these libs. Nobody supplied a binary distribution so far,
though. I only supplied the binary distributions that I (naively) made

Regarding this actual replacement, this is
harmless and seems to matter only for those who build ghc with
frameworks (as only the inclusion of header files changed)

In any case we should strive to fix the frameworks issues _and_ add
support for static linking of gmp, readline and possibly other libs
(plus license issues).

HTH Christian

Thorkil Naur wrote:
> Hello,
> Thanks everybody. However, I believe that using a modified readline library is 
> debatable, mainly because it adds the burden of keeping this library 
> up-to-date to the GHC maintenance process. Having a renamed library is one 
> thing and it does not seem that also modifying the contents of the library is 
> an improvement.  For me to consider this idea, it should be the very last 
> solution, every other stone having been turned. And I certainly believe that 
> stones remain to be turned in this case.
> I would very much like to hear your comments to this.
> In addition, if you must replace this framework with another with different 
> contents, I would suggest the use of some versioning scheme. Otherwise is 
> seems that a lot of confusion could result.
> Thanks and best regards
> Thorkil
> On Thursday 03 January 2008 16:18, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>> Hi Christian,
>> On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 02:41:56PM +0100, Christian Maeder wrote:
>>> Judah's framework (2342543 Bytes)
>>> should replace (my old one)
>> Done!
>> Thanks
>> Ian

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