[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.2.2

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Oct 15 10:25:32 EDT 2004

    The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.2.2

The GHC Team is pleased to announce the latest patchlevel release of
GHC, 6.2.2.  This is a bugfix release only, there are no new features.
Code that worked with 6.2.1 will work unchanged with 6.2.2.

A lot of bugfixes have gone into 6.2.2; we believe it is one of the
most stable releases of GHC ever.  Thanks to everyone who has been
involved in testing pre-releases and submitting bug reports.

This will also be the last release along the 6.2 branch, the next
release (out "soon") will be 6.4 with plenty of new features.

How to get it
The easy way is to go to the WWW page, which should be self-explanatory:


We supply binary builds in the native package format for various
flavours of Linux and BSD, and in Windows Installer (MSI) form
for Windows folks.  Binary builds for other platforms are available
as a .tar.gz which can be installed wherever you want.  The source
distribution is also available from the same place.

Packages will appear as they are built - if the package for your
system isn't available yet, please try again later.

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current language version is Haskell 98, agreed in December 1998 and
revised December 2002.

GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell.  Included is
an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of
platforms, together with an interactive system for convenient, quick
development.  The distribution includes space and time profiling
facilities, a large collection of libraries, and support for various
language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions, and foreign
language interfaces (C, whatever).  GHC is distributed under a
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contact information, links to research groups) are available from the
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On-line GHC-related resources

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GHC home page             http://www.haskell.org/ghc/
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comp.lang.functional FAQ  http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gmh/faq.html

System requirements
To compile programs with GHC, you need a machine with 64+MB memory, GCC
and perl. This release is known to work on the following platforms:

  * i386-unknown-{linux,*bsd,mingw32}
  * sparc-sun-solaris2
  * powerpc-apple-darwin (MacOS X)

Ports to other platforms are possible with varying degrees of
difficulty.  The builder's guide on the web site gives a complete
run-down of what ports work and how to go about porting to a new
platform; it can be found at


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