bindist for Intel MacOS X 10.4 (Tiger) with static libs

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Thu Jan 17 13:01:39 EST 2008

Hello Yitzchak,

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 7:10:54 PM, you wrote:

> Wow, I didn't realize that. Now I understand Bulat. In a
> project of any serious size and complexity, the use
> of static or dynamic linking is often architechted in and
> cannot be changed. So LGPL is really bad for a general
> purpose compiler like GHC. We've got to make GMP
> optional, or get rid of it.

things are even worse because we just don't have an option of dynamic
GMP linkage (and i'm not sure whether it is possible taking into
account that many GMP functions should be just inlined in GHC RTS and
generated code to make things faster)

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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