How accessible is a dynamically-linked ghc?
nicolas.frisby at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 21:42:27 CEST 2013
1) How much effort does it take for a user to install a
dynamically-linked ghc executable on Tier 1 platforms? Just download the
source and set DYNAMIC_GHC_PROGRAMS=YES?
2) Are the major GHC distributors planning on distributing
dynamically-linked ghc by default? GHC HQ, Haskell Platform,
3) How many platforms support Core plugins but not a dynamically linked
I'm hoping the answer is "zero". The availability of a dynamically-linked
ghc looks good, according to the wiki pages I found. It's not so clear to
me regarding support on Windows.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. — Here's the wiki pages I read. Their up-to-dateness is not clear to
me. Please let me know if you see that I missed something.
=== Core plugins
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/NewPlugins — nub is 2 years old
=== building and using shared libraries (aka "dynamic libraries")
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Platforms — very much alive and
summarizes GHCI behavior
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/SharedLibraries/PlatformSupport — 4
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5620 — good info in comments; 1.5
=== default behavior of an entire GHC installation
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/DynamicByDefault — 8 months old
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