[Haskell-cafe] Should I report a bug on GHC 7.10.3, or is it past it's end-of-life?

Matthew Pickering matthewtpickering at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 10:22:17 UTC 2017

You should try the latest version. There are quite a few reports of
errors like this for 7.10 on the issue tracker but seems like they are
resolved in 8.0.

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Ramin Honary <ramin.honary at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm getting an "internal error: evacuate: strange closure type" in GHC
> 7.10.3. Should I report it? Would it even do any good? It doesn't seem there
> is any more development on the 7.10 branch anymore. If it is still being
> developed, should I try updating my GHC to a more recent build of 7.10.3?
> Looking at the core dump file, it appears to be a problem in the garbage
> collector. I've done a bit of work trying get around the bug, including
> using -dcore-lint and -O0, and updating my dependency libraries, and I can
> still reproduce the issue very regularly in my own environment by calling a
> single method in my code base, either in GHCi or in a compiled binary test
> program.
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