GHC 8.8.3 released

bgamari - 2020-02-24

The GHC team is proud to announce the release of GHC 8.8.3. The source distribution, binary distributions, and documentation are available at

Release notes are also available.

This release fixes a handful of issues affecting 8.8.2:

  • a compiler panic (#17429) due to over-zealous eta reduction

  • a linker crash on Windows (#17575)

  • the ability to bootstrap with earlier 8.8 releases has been restored (#17146)

  • the directory submodule has been updated, fixing #17598

As always, if anything looks amiss do let us know.