Thu, 31 May 2001 13:53:41 +0100
> I have a whish for the GHC `making' possibilities.
> ghc-5* -package-name --make=20
> is said trying to replace Makefile. But it is half-successful.
> * First, it needs -ohi option working=20
> (to move .hi -s to chosen directory).
I've added a -hidir option which should do the right thing.
> * Second, could GHC provide options for creating libraries,=20
> adding to library?
This might make it easier to build a library from Haskell files, but it
would also be duplicating functionality that is already available. I
don't see it as a priority, I'm afraid.
> With ghc-4, I used Makefile and -odir, -ohi options to provide
> the project installation.=20
> Makefile contained=20
> the project directory tree description,
> variables holding the list of names for the .hs, .hi, .o files,=20
> rules to convert .hs --> .o, and such.
> Also it contained the library creation part:
> foo: $(objectFiles)
> ar -q export/libHSfoo.a `ls export/*.o`
> ranlib export/libHSfoo.a
> rm -f `ls export/*.o`
So you can use the same makefile, but you can replace part (1) with a
single rule which uses --make.