GHC compilation error (re-post).
bioprogrammer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 21:06:24 CET 2013
Ahh...I see. Thanks Brandon. I was unaware of that.
On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM, J. Garrett Morris <jgmorris at cs.pdx.edu>wrote:
>> > Why is it trying to create "."?
>> You can specify -o<dir> with a directory that doesn't exist; perhaps GHC
>> always tries to create the output directory?
>> In any case, I can confirm the observed behavior with GHC 7.6.1 on
>> Windows 8, running with elevated privilege. It seems to only be a
>> problem in the root directory tho---while I can observe the problem in
>> both C:\ and D:\, I can't in any subdirectories thereof.
> That makes a certain amount of sense; the root directory of a drive is
> treated somewhat specially for backward compatibility reasons. (In
> particular, "." is emulated --- on FAT, at least, neither "." nor ".."
> exists in a drive root, and this behavior may well be emulated to keep from
> confusing older programs.)
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