Shared functionality between GHC and its boot libraries

Version on this page:9.2.2
LTS Haskell 16.11:8.8.3
Stackage Nightly 2022-06-06:9.2.2
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This library is shared between GHC, ghc-pkg, and other boot libraries. . A note about GHC.Unit.Database: 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