Experiment: ghc-api and --split-objs
marlowsd at gmail.com
Tue May 20 03:54:10 EDT 2008
Bertram Felgenhauer wrote:
> I've made an experiment compiling ghc-api with --split-objs. To
> summarize, while this is not worthwhile for the compiler itself,
> it could be a huge win for plugin libraries.
> A fairly detailed description can be found here,
> A tarball with the examples and auxiliary files is at
> Open questions:
> - How much work would it to do this within the ghc build?
> - Maybe users that only need the parser can win as well? Haddock
> comes to mind here.
> In any case, this is food for thought, I hope.
I hope that for 6.10 we'll have shared libraries working on the major
platforms, so split-objs should be a non-issue. For platforms where we
don't have shared libraries, or perhaps if we want to have static-only
distributions, then probably enabling split-objs for stage 2 would be a
good idea, yes.
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