Potential GSoC proposal: Reduce the speed gap between 'ghc -c' and 'ghc --make'

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 10:57:56 CEST 2012

On 26/04/2012 23:32, Johan Tibell wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Mikhail Glushenkov
> <the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Thanks. I'll look into how to optimise .hi loading by more traditional
>> means, then.
> Lennart is working on speeding up the binary package (which I believe
> is used to decode the .hi files.) His work might benefit this effort.

We're still using our own Binary library in GHC.  There's no good reason 
for that, unless using the binary package would be a performance 
regression. (we don't know whether that's the case or not, with the 
current binary).


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