[Haskell] Re: ANNOUNCE: The jhc Haskell compiler.

Andrew Pimlott andrew at pimlott.net
Thu Apr 28 12:42:12 EDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 03:56:38PM -0700, John Meacham wrote:
> for now, these are equivalent. 
> ghc --make Main.hs -o foo
> jhc Main.hs -o foo
> jhc is effectivly always in --make mode. 

I suggest you make it possible not to operate in --make mode.  A build
system usually wants to know which targets will be built by a command,
but --make makes this hard.  This is a significant problem in the java
world (where javac always works in something like --make mode).  Yes,
you can blame it on dumb build tools, but the problem exists.

Also, processing only one file is desirable for quick compile tests.


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