Shared functionality between GHC and its boot libraries

LTS Haskell 15.6:8.8.3
Stackage Nightly 2020-04-03:8.8.3
Latest on Hackage:8.8.1

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Module documentation for 8.8.3

This version can be pinned in stack with:ghc-boot-8.8.3@sha256:002c2c595a38bc01d22d2a0d42951264ac658ed4a14a48105f5f074eb8926391,1980

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.