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

David Feuer david.feuer at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 16:08:19 UTC 2017

To answer the original question, 7.10 is done; there will not be a
7.10.4. If you find bugs in 7.10 and can't test them in 8.0, you can
still file them. Reporting bugs in pre-7.10 versions that can't be
reproduced in more recent versions is not likely to be useful.

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 6:14 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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