List of core libraries

Thomas Miedema thomasmiedema at
Sun Sep 28 19:00:05 UTC 2014

On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at>
> There is a difference between the libraries needed to provide a core
> usable Haskell installation, and the libraries required for a particular
> Haskell implementation (in this case ghc) to provide basic functionality.
> For example, integer-gmp is an artifact of how GHC implements bigints, and
> haskeline and terminfo are required for ghci's line editing. We generally
> distinguish between "core libraries" and "GHC bootstrap libraries"
> ("bootlibs").

Thanks Brandon, that cleared up part of my initial confusion. I added the
following section to the haskellwiki:
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