[Haskell-cafe] Somewhat random history question - chicken and egg

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 11 08:05:01 EST 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 07:43 -0500, Brent Yorgey wrote:
>         GHC can be compiled with GHC 5.0 (or something around there).
>         If they add a new feature, they don't use it in GHC for years
>         and years.
> *Can* be compiled with GHC 5.0, or *is* compiled?


The version it is compiled with it always itself because it does a two
stage bootstrap.

I think for 6.8.x the minimum bootstrap version is now 6.0 or 6.2.


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