[Haskell-cafe] Hugs faster and more reliable than GHC for large list monad 'do' block

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Thu Aug 6 17:59:54 EDT 2009

On Thu, 6 Aug 2009, Jason Dagit wrote:

>       'timer_create' problem. (At least, the 'cabal' executable that I generated with a
>       GHC-6.8.2 had this problem when running on the cluster which reminded me on the
>       problems with GHC-6.8 itself running on older Linux kernels.)
> I just googled this and found this:
> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/glasgow-haskell-users/2008-March/014498.html
> That was linked from this discussion:
> http://www.nabble.com/ghc-6.8.2-and-timer_create-error-td16160635.html
> The second link seems to indicate that it's not a problem of antiquity but instead one
> related to what configure finds when building GHC for that system.  In other words, it should
> be possible to make a version of GHC locally that doesn't use timer_create and then your
> student should be good to go.

Thanks for the pointer. But it means building GHC myself, which I have no 
experience with. :-(

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