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#1696 new proposed-project

"light" GHC version for faster builds

Reported by: Niki Owned by:
Priority: not yet rated Keywords: building time, compiler optimizations, profiling
Cc: Difficulty: unknown
Mentor: not-accepted Topic: GHC


Language extensions make Haskell more usable and enrich its expressiveness, but slow down building times.

How about we investigate on a "light" GHC version? It could only be capable of processing a subset of Language extensions however would run faster.

A good place to start could be to identify, what GHC spends most of the time doing - when building the most popular libraries.

-- suggested by Imants Cekusins

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Niki

Type: completedproposed-project
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