Any way to compile an old version from git?
karel.gardas at centrum.cz
Wed May 18 12:41:39 CEST 2011
On 05/18/11 12:09 PM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> The real difficulty with the ghc sources is that fact that
>> over a dozen different trees, with independant commit histories
>> are needed to retrieve a working revision.
> Right, this is something that would be fixed by using submodules or
> subtree merging.
If I understand well your arguments about submodules in the past, this
is something we will not see in the near future. However ability to grab
some known tree of the history would be great, for me too as I'm hit by
#5201, so I like Ben's suggestion of buildbots printing kind of tree
identification. Perhaps doing something like:
git log|head -1
inside the cloned tree for ghc git repo and also for all the git repos
got by sync-all is something which might help here a little bit and
should not be that hard to implement in builder server?
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