Using -fext-core without a Main function
batterseapower at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 13 12:48:50 EDT 2010
The flag -fext-core is a red herring. GHC assumes any module with no
"module" declaration is actually called Main and hence insists on a
mbolingbroke at Perihelion ~/tmp
$ ghc -c Hal.hs
Hal.hs:1:0: The function `main' is not defined in module `Main'
Compile this instead:
module Hal where
addOne x = x + 1
On 13 April 2010 17:38, Hal Daume III <hal at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> If I have a file 'Foo.hs' that contains one line 'addOne x = x + 1', I want
> to run something like:
> ghc -c -fext-core Foo.hs
> to get the core version of this file.
> Unfortunately, when I do that, it complains that Main doesn't have a
> function main. And it doesn't produce the .hcr file.
> I tried adding -no-hs-main but that doesn't help.
> I can add 'main = undefined' to Foo.hs, but then the core file doesn't
> contain the declaration of addOne because it's not used.
> Any suggestions?
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