source/build separation

Rustom Mody rustom.mody at
Tue Nov 15 11:21:36 CET 2011

I am building ghc from source.

The building page
mentions lndir for separating source trees from build trees.

Given how much detail is generally given for individual commands eg

maybe it would be nice to have a (typical?) lndir command also given?

Also there is a mention about using a local git clone here
Arent these two alternative ways with similar intent - viz. keeping source
pristine and separating build 'messiness'?
Or do people use both git (local) clone + lndir?  If so why?


[ghc noob here: Please tell me if this is the wrong list to ask this kind
of question :-) ]
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