[jhc] bugtracker?

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Tue May 8 22:37:13 EDT 2007

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 07:25:36AM -0400, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> I love GHC's Trac, I was wondering if there could be some such thing for
> jhc (not that I have any tickets for it yet, but I might once I get a
> computer powerful enough to start hacking jhc :)

There isn't one set up now, most bugs tend to be very obvious due to jhc
just not working :) But if someone wanted a trac or bugzilla database, I
could go about setting one up. Perhaps a section of the haskell wiki for
jhc is in order, like some other compilers have.

Jhc's full program analysis is sort of a mixed blessing when it comes to
bugs. Since every compile goes through all the standard libraries, and
the standard libraries excercise pretty much every aspect of the
compiler, it turns every compilation of 'Hello World!' into a full on
regression test. On one hand, it makes bugs very shallow, on the other,
it means that bugs are very hard to work around, as you can't just avoid
using the offending bit of code that triggers the bug as it is in the
library somewhere. 


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