Changes between Version 27 and Version 28 of DynamicByDefault
- Nov 25, 2012 6:56:48 PM (16 months ago)
v27 v28 4 4 Currently, GHCi doesn't use the system linker to load libraries, but instead uses our own "GHCi linker". Unfortunately, this is a large blob of unpleasant code that we need to maintain, it already contains a number of known bugs, and new problem have a tendency to arise as new versions of OSes are released. We are therefore keen to get rid of it! 5 5 6 Even removing it only on particular OSes, arches, or OS/arch pairs would be useful, as much of the code is used only for a particular platform. However, the best outcome would be to remove it on all platforms, as that would allow us to simplify a lot more code. 6 . 7 7 8 8 Our solution is to switch GHCi from using the "static way", to using the "dynamic way". GHCi will then use the system linker to load the `.dll` for the library, rather than using the GHCi linker to load the `.a`.