[Haskell-cafe] HDBC-ODBC crashes on ghc 6.8

Thomas Hartman thomas.hartman at db.com
Mon Nov 19 12:05:07 EST 2007

This minimal program below fails in 6.8.1, works for 6.6.1, for up to date 
HDBC-ODBC-1.1.3. (I tried installing both from package and from darcs 

Installed and running from cygwin.

When I run it as runghc fail.hs I get a windows popup error "ghc.exe has 
encountered a problem and needs to close, sorry for the inconvenience". 
ghci, same behavior.

When I run it as ghc -e 'main' fail.hs, I don't get a popup window, and no 
error message is output, but it fails all the same. (I know this because 
more complicated, non-minimal programs, fail.)

So this would seem to be a problem with ghc 6.8.1.

$ cat fail.hs

import Database.HDBC
import Database.HDBC.ODBC

main = connectODBC "some valid connect string, works when run from 6.6.1, 
not from 6.8.1"


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