[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.4.2-rc1 now available

Gershom B gershomb at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 00:53:48 UTC 2018

Thanks for the announcement, Ben. Since cabal-install 2.2 was just released, we were planning a new Haskell Platform release Any Day Now (tm). But given the impending 8.4.2 release, I think we will hold off until it lands.


On April 1, 2018 at 5:07:35 PM, Ben Gamari (ben at well-typed.com) wrote:

Hello everyone, 

The GHC team is proud to announce the first release candidate of 8.4.2. 
the source distribution, binary distributions, and documentation are 
available at 


This release follows so closely to 8.4.1 due to a number last-minute 
bug-fixes that didn't quite make it into 8.4.1. This includes fixes for: 

* #14705, the interpreter being broken on some systems 
* #14779, where the compiler produces invalid code when used with -g 
* #14891, where a selection of GHC testsuite cases fail on OS X 
* #5129, where the simplifier would incorrectly reorder evaluation in 
under some conditions. 

Since this is a relatively small bugfix release we are bypassing the 
alpha releases and moving right to the release candidate stage. If all 
goes well the final release will be cut next week. 

Happy testing 


- Ben 
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