Version 24 (modified by hvr, 3 years ago) (diff)


Status of GHC 7.8 Boot Libraries

TODO Update Version History when GHC 7.8 release reaches RC phase.

TODO Hackage needs to be updated to use Cabal 1.18.x

GHC-owned Libraries

Common tasks:

  • TODO clean-up .cabal files
  • TODO add changelogs


  • performed deprecation-removals & major version bump
  • ready for release


Results (1 - 10 of 26)

1 2 3
Ticket Type Summary Priority Owner Reporter
#3399 proposal Generalize the type of Data.List.{deleteBy, deleteFirstsBy} normal iago
#9795 feature request Debug.Trace.trace is too strict normal jcpetruzza
#9936 bug Data.Fixed truncates 5.17 to 5.16 normal singpolyma
#10055 feature request Offer PolyKinded instances for Data.Fixed.HasResolution low redneb
#10084 feature request Data.List should have a takeLastN function normal leonbaum2
#10169 bug bracket not running the final action on termination through SIGTERM normal Kritzefitz
#10193 bug TypeRep Show instance doesn't add parens around type operators normal pawel.nowak
#10266 task Split base for Backpack low ezyang ezyang
#10412 bug isAlphaNum includes mark characters, but neither isAlpha nor isNumber do normal Artyom.Kazak
#10484 bug hPutBuf crashes when trying to write a large string to stdout (resource exhausted) normal bayloff
1 2 3

  • TODO make sure all recent additions are /Since:/-annotated
  • TODO Deprecated functions since at least GHC 7.4:
    module Control.Concurrent.Chan
    {-# DEPRECATED unGetChan "if you need this operation, use Control.Concurrent.STM.TChan instead.  See for details" #-} -- deprecated in 7.0
    {-# DEPRECATED isEmptyChan "if you need this operation, use Control.Concurrent.STM.TChan instead. See for details" #-} -- deprecated in 7.0
    module Data.Typeable.Internal
    {-# DEPRECATED tyConString "renamed to tyConName; tyConModule and tyConPackage are also available." #-} -- deprecated in 7.4
    module Debug.Trace
    {-# DEPRECATED putTraceMsg "Use Debug.Trace.traceIO" #-} -- deprecated in 7.4
    module GHC.Exts
    {-# DEPRECATED traceEvent "Use Debug.Trace.traceEvent or Debug.Trace.traceEventIO" #-} -- deprecated in 7.4


  • cleaned up
  • ready for release






  • ready for release


  • ready for release


  • TODO changelog entry for


Ticket Type Summary Priority Owner Reporter
#1853 bug hpc mix files for Main modules overwrite each other lowest guest
#2075 feature request hpc should render information about the run in its html markup lowest andy@… dons
#2224 bug -fhpc inteferes/prevents rewrite rules from firing lowest andy@… dons
#10367 bug "ghc: panic! (the 'impossible' happened)" normal bgwines
#10504 bug GHC panics with dsImpSpecs on SPECIALISE pragma with -fhpc enabled normal nh2
#10951 bug HPC program has poor error reporting / strange CLI in general low mgsloan
#10952 bug Use IPids instead of package keys in HPC tix files low mgsloan
#11799 feature request Legend for hpc markup colors normal drathier
#12065 bug there is a way to override the .tix path with HPCTIXFILE normal kostmo
#12631 bug `hpc report` silently ignore non-existent modules normal quabla

  • ready for release


  • not yet on Hackage, but planned to upload in order to have Haddock docs there


  • ready for release


  • ready for release


  • Note: extra library (i.e. not part of normal distribution)
  • TODO contains many DEPRECATED functions in Control.Parallel.Strategies since at least 2010:
    {-# DEPRECATED Done "The Strategy type is now a -> Eval a, not a -> Done" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED demanding "Use pseq or $| instead" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED sparking "Use par or $|| instead" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED (>|) "Use pseq or $| instead" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED (>||) "Use par or $|| instead" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED rwhnf "renamed to rseq" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED seqTraverse "renamed to evalTraversable" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED parTraverse "renamed to parTraversable" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED parListWHNF "use (parList rseq) instead" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED seqList "renamed to evalList" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED seqPair "renamed to evalTuple2" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED parPair "renamed to parTuple2" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED seqTriple "renamed to evalTuple3" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED parTriple "renamed to parTuple3" #-}
    {-# DEPRECATED unEval "renamed to runEval" #-}



  • Note: this is an extra library (i.e. not part of binary distribution); not critical for release; stm-2.4.2 still builds fine with GHC HEAD.
  • cleaned up; repo contains unreleased state
  • TODO find out when/whether to release an updated version


  • cleaned up and ready for release


  • cleaned up; almost ready for a release
  • TODO open issue in System.Posix.Process.Common module, remove those functions or leave them?
    {-# DEPRECATED createProcessGroup "This function is scheduled to be replaced by something different in the future, we therefore recommend that you do not use this version and use createProcessGroupFor instead." #-} -- deprecated in 7.2
    {-# DEPRECATED setProcessGroupID "This function is scheduled to be replaced by something different in the future, we therefore recommend that you do not use this version and use setProcessGroupIdOf instead." #-} -- deprecated in 7.2



3rd Party Libraries

Note: Libraries with a "1" marker are used internally (e.g. by ghci or haddock) and not exposed in the (boot-)package database. Libraries marked "2" are used by DPH (and only installed when InstallExtraPackages=YES)








  • upstream:
  • not pointing to proper release version
  • no significant delta to upstream HEAD state
  • TODO .cabal file points to Trac for bug-reports even though upstream on GitHub