Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Aug 5 04:14:29 EDT 2009

On 05/08/2009 08:40, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Malcolm
> Wallace<malcolm.wallace at>  wrote:
>>> As an aside: are you aware of the problems using LGPL in the context of
>>> GHC statically linking libraries by default (in that they degenerate to
>>> GPL, or require significant extra workaround).
>> Given that GHC has statically linked *all* the binaries it produces against
>> an LGPL library for at least the last 15 years, I think it is a little bit
>> late for everyone else to start worrying about it!
> Which library is that?

GMP, and only on Windows.  On Unix systems we normally dynamically link 
to GMP, if it is availble.


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