Preferred gcc for use with ghc

Don Stewart dons at
Fri Jan 2 15:03:54 EST 2009

> Hi,
> What is the preferred gcc to use with ghc 6.10.1?  I'm starting
> the long and doubtless slow process of putting together a more user
> friendly (and binary distributable) ghc distribution to be built using  
> MacPorts.
> The guidance about gcc on the wiki is vague.  Is there a best choice?
> Or at least some versions to be avoided?

I like gcc 4.3.2, but any recent one is probably ok. GCC on the Mac is a
bit infamous for not producing as good code as on Linux though, so watch

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