alexander.dunlap at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 22:00:37 EDT 2009
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Ian Lynagh <igloo at earth.li> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Due to some problems with the handling of ^C in ghci, we are planning to
> do a 6.10.3 release.
> The idea is that, rather than being a full-blown release process,
> including all the various fixes that have been made since 6.10.2, we
> will only do what is necessary to resolve the ^C issue. By keeping the
> changes to a minimum, we will minimise the amount of testing,
> release-note writing, etc that is necessary.
> An exception to this rule is that we will probably also rebundle time in
> the bindists, as that has little chance of breaking anything else.
> There are actually two problems with ^C. One is due to the changes in
> the signal handling in ghci, and we will fix that. The other is that, on
> some platforms (including x86/Linux), the interaction between editline
> and GHC means that pressing ^C causes a segfault. Given all the other
> issues that people have had with editline, we plan to use haskeline in
> 6.10.3 instead. We already planned to do this for 6.12, but we think
> that it makes sense to do it sooner rather than later. The plan is:
> * Add haskeline and deps as boot packages
> * Move the interactive modules from the ghc package to the ghc-bin
> package. This means that the ghc package will not depend on the new
> boot packages, so there will not be any problems with upgrading them.
> Any comments?
Would this be a good time to add the "time" package too, or has that
issue been resolved?
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