ghc-boot

Shared functionality between GHC and its boot libraries

Version on this page:8.4.4
LTS Haskell 16.11:8.8.3
Stackage Nightly 2021-07-23:9.0.1
Latest on Hackage:9.0.1

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BSD-3-Clause licensed
Maintained by ghc-devs@haskell.org
This version can be pinned in stack with:ghc-boot-8.4.4@sha256:55abb649fa0bfbdbfceef419a312643c6e4fe961452eb350717c72b527fd0663,1740

Module documentation for 8.4.4

This library is shared between GHC, ghc-pkg, and other boot libraries.

A note about GHC.PackageDb: it only deals with the subset of the package database that the compiler cares about: modules paths etc and not package metadata like description, authors etc. It is thus not a library interface to ghc-pkg and is not suitable for modifying GHC package databases.

The package database format and this library are constructed in such a way that while ghc-pkg depends on Cabal, the GHC library and program do not have to depend on Cabal.

Changes

8.0.1 May 2016

  • Bundled with GHC 8.0.1

  • Initial version