-optl behavior in ghc-7.8.1

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 15:54:45 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Yuras Shumovich <shumovichy at gmail.com>wrote:

> ghc-7.6.3 passes additional linker options after all the haskell object
> files, while ghc-7.8.1 does the opposite.


> Is it intentional change?

Pretty sure it is intentional, because it's necessary for some options. ld
options are not in general position independent, and can't be.

I want to compile in a number of static libraries. I have the next line
> in my cabal file:
>     ld-options:  ./path/to/libsomething.a

You're abusing ld-options. Use extra-libraries for this; if it doesn't work
then you have found another bug and should file it as such.

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