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Revision 1.1, Sun Feb 6 05:36:15 2022 UTC (9 months, 3 weeks ago) by pho
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pkgsrc-2022Q3-base, pkgsrc-2022Q3, pkgsrc-2022Q2-base, pkgsrc-2022Q2, pkgsrc-2022Q1-base, pkgsrc-2022Q1, HEAD

Import GHC 9.2.1

The compiler now has a native codegen on aarch64. LLVM backend is now
optional, and is disabled by default.

The full release note is too long to paste here. See:

GHC requires itself to build, and unfortunately the only way to get a
working GHC for a foreign target is to do a cross-compilation.

In order to build a bootkit for a new platform, you need to manually
set up a cross-building C compiler and binutils, libc, libterminfo,
and libiconv for the target. Then you can follow instructions in

Once you get a working GHC for the target platform, install it
somewhere in your PATH, run "cd lang/ghc88; make clean; make bootstrap"
on the target platform and you'll have a bootkit for the target.


GHC in fact has never supported bootstrapping only with a C compiler.
Prior to GHC 7, it had a thing called "HC source", which was a set of
C source files compiled from Haskell source, but it wasn't actually
cross-platform. It was because HC files were generated with many
assumptions about the platform, such as the layout of libc structs,
the size of off_t and time_t, byte-order, word size, etc.