[Haskell-cafe] anyone else driven mad by trying to setup a gmp free version of haskell platform?

Greg Fitzgerald garious at gmail.com
Wed May 9 03:35:16 CEST 2012

> can we build a version of the compiler that loads [GMP] via dlopen on demand?

An explanation from well-typed:  http://www.well-typed.com/blog/32

But that was ~3 years ago.  Anybody still looking at possible solutions?

Maintaining the INTEGER_SIMPLE branch of GHC, minor as it is, is still
a pain.  If you follow the GHC recommendation of getting GHC from the
Haskell Platform distribution, it means finding the matching GHC
version, hoping you got all the build dependencies right, and then
either overlaying the result in the HP installation or pointing HP to
the new build.  Not a ton of work, but not something I want to do each
HP release.  What are other commercial users of GHC doing?


On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Anatoly Yakovenko <aeyakovenko at gmail.com> wrote:
> i would really like to be able to ship haskell based linux binaries,
> but the gmp dependency makes it virtually impossible.  so what version
> of host os, host ghc, and haskell-platform sources are known to build
> a working compiler?
> any reason why the dependency on gmp is static?  are the interfaces
> between versions actually different?  or can we build a version fo the
> compiler that loads the library via dlopen on demand?
> Thanks,
> Anatoly
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