[Haskell-cafe] faster compiling for ghc

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Fri Nov 13 02:58:46 EST 2009

Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> writes:

>> Running GHC in parallel with --make would be nice, but I find on
>> Windows that the link time is the bottleneck for most projects.

> Yes, when GHC calls GNU ld, it can be very costly.  In my experience, 

I'll add mine:  On my Ubuntu systems, linking is nearly instantaneous.
On RedHat systems, it takes a noticeable amount of time - perhaps five
to ten seconds.

I'm not sure what the difference is caused by, I can try to investigate
if it is of interest.

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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