[Haskell-cafe] hmake and ghc-6.6

Alexey Rodriguez mrchebas at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 12:14:21 EST 2006

On 11/1/06, Malcolm Wallace <Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk> wrote:
> "Alexey Rodriguez" <mrchebas at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been trying to build hmake 3.12 using ghc-6.6 on a Fedora Core
> > Linux running on a dual 64-bit Opteron machine. However, I had the
> > following error related to the readline library:
> >  ...
> > I googled for this error and I saw the following thread in which
> > Malcolm suggested having a fix.
> >     http://www.nabble.com/hmake-and-GHC-6.6-t2531880.html
> > I tried to locate hmake's repository but to no avail. There is no link
> > to it from www.haskell.org/hmake and the hmake in the nhc repository
> > is the same as the hmake I downloaded.
> hmake does indeed live in the nhc98 darcs repository at
>     http://darcs.haskell.org/nhc98
> From there, you can do a 'make hmakeDist' which will package up a
> tarball of just the parts needed to build hmake.  I will also make a
> proper bugfix release soon.

Finally I got it to build with a two line change.

> P.S. A related question, has any of you tried to build ghc using hat?
> > I am trying to do this to study ghc's internals
> I'm pretty sure you will not get ghc to build with Hat.  The source code
> of ghc uses many glasgow extensions, not all of which are (yet) handled
> by Hat's parser.  The unsupported ones include at least unboxed types,
> and pattern guards.  (MPTC, fundeps, existentials etc are OK however).

Oh, that's such a pity. I'll have to read the sources in the usual style.


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