[Haskell-cafe] ghci and dynamically linking to Objective-C objects on Mac OS X

Sean Seefried sean.seefried at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 21:42:12 UTC 2015

Seems like pretty solid reasoning. I was unaware of this upcoming change.
Can you tell me more about it? Which GHC release is it slated for? 7.12?

On 5 March 2015 at 08:39, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Sean Seefried <sean.seefried at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sure, but shouldn't we perhaps just fix GHCi so that it does deal with
>> frameworks properly?
> Maintaining a completely separate linker instead of using the system's
> linker is a fool's errand that leads to things like this and inability to
> use ghci or TH on ARM, or having to have someone who does nothing but
> follow all the changes made to every system linker we care about and
> porting those changes to ghci's custom linker. The correct fix is the
> upcoming change to have ghci use the system linker. In the meantime, I
> offered a workaround.
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