[Haskell-cafe] ghc default options

Ivan Perez ivanperezdominguez at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 11:37:59 CET 2012

I don't know if there's a ghc main config file (I haven't found any) but
you can always use one of the following:

1) alias

2) Modify the lib field of one of the package config files in .ghc or
probably of ghc itself.

3) Modify your cabal files. You can use extra-lib-dirs or ghc-options.

(I guess you can also do it with a pragma in your haskell files,
but I find that even worse than having to use -L in the command

3 is the one I use.

On 5 January 2012 22:17, Victor Miller <victorsmiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there a place where I can specify default options for ghc?  I just
> installed ghc 7.0.4 on my Redhat system.  Since gmp isn't available on
> our system libraries I installed gmp in the lib file in my home
> directory.  I've set LIB_PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to it.
> ghci works ok (it finds the dynamic link library in my directory), but
> unless I add -L$HOME/lib as an option to ghc --make it can't find it.
> So how can I tell ghc to look in that directory by default?  Because
> of this I can't install the haskell platform.
> Victor
> PS. I spent a while looking at the ghc manual but couldn't find
> anything appropriate.
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