Shared functionality between GHC and its boot libraries

Version on this page:8.0.1
LTS Haskell 15.15:8.8.3
Stackage Nightly 2020-06-04:8.8.3
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Module documentation for 8.0.1

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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.


8.0.1 May 2016

  • Bundled with GHC 8.0.1

  • Initial version