[Haskell-cafe] Library Process (was Building "production stable" software in Haskell)

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at charter.net
Sun Sep 23 16:45:29 EDT 2007

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello David,
> Sunday, September 23, 2007, 10:28:41 PM, you wrote:
>> Let's say I have more than one Haskell implementation on my computer,
>> e.g. GHC 6.6, GHC 6.7, and Hugs. (In MacPorts, these are the ghc,
>> ghc-devel, and hugs packages, respectively.)
>> Let's further say that I want to install the Edison API package.
>> Obviously, to get make it available in all three environments, the
>> library needs to be compiled twice and installed three times.
> :) it should be compiled three times, too. different ghc versions has
> been never intended to be binary-compatible

I thought so at first, too... after a minute I realized it probably 
means that Hugs doesn't _compile_ anything in advance of installation. 
So I guess the number is right at least, depending what "compile" is 
taken to mean.


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