Opened 9 months ago

#9506 new task

Name libraries (dll/so) separately from linker symbols

Reported by: ezyang Owned by: ezyang
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Compiler Version: 7.9
Keywords: backpack Cc:
Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
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Description

Tracking ticket so I don't forget. Based on feedback on #ghc, it sounds like it would be helpful if library names on the file system only had their full package name, e.g. libHScontainers_HASH.so as opposed to the abbreviated package name. Additionally, it seems less necessary to provide the abbreviated package name in linker symbols, since the modules often give a pretty good clue (and the package key can be looked up.) So let's do this, and make things better for users.

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