7.8 Release Update

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at MIT.EDU
Mon Sep 9 23:21:51 CEST 2013

Hello Mikhail,

It is a known issue that Template Haskell does not work with profiling (because
GHCi and profiling do not work together, and TH uses GHCi's linker). [1] Actually,
with the new linker patches that are landing soon we are not too far off from
having this work.


[1] http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/4837

Excerpts from Mikhail Glushenkov's message of Mon Sep 09 14:15:54 -0700 2013:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I think Kazu is saying that when he builds something with profiling using
> > cabal-install, it fails because cabal-install tries to build a dynamic
> > version too.  We don't want dyanmic/profiled libraries (there's no point,
> > you can't load them into GHCi).  Perhaps this is something that needs fixing
> > in cabal-install?
> Aren't they needed when compiling libraries that are using Template
> Haskell for profiling? The issue sounds like it could be TH-related.

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