[Haskell-cafe] gui libs? no thanks, i'm just browsing.. ;-)

Derek Elkins derek.a.elkins at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 12:58:32 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 13:01 +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 10:06 +0100, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> > | You're right, that's annoying. It's particularly a problem for Windows
> > | GHC users who expect pre-built binaries, since GHC currently requires
> > | all libs to be rebuilt with each new minor GHC version.
> > 
> > Are you sure?  We try hard not to change interface-file format or
> > calling conventions between minor releases, so you should not need to
> > recompile with minor releases.  Major ones are a different matter, I
> > grant you.
> Yes, I've always been confused by that. You go to some effort to not
> change the binary format of .hi files or change the ABI of the RTS etc
> and yet ghc explicitly checks that the .hi files are exactly the same
> version preventing any mixing anyway:

This is where you go in and hack the version, but I'll shut up now.

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