Shared functionality between GHC and its boot libraries

LTS Haskell 14.27:8.6.5
Stackage Nightly 2020-01-21:8.8.1
Latest on Hackage:8.8.1

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Module documentation for 8.8.1

This version can be pinned in stack with:ghc-boot-8.8.1@sha256:676f5e4d07ecbbf08b6f335feeacc17811b50b6c5812c3dc677d2e3c73acba8f,1821

This library is shared between GHC, ghc-pkg, and other boot libraries.

A note about GHC.PackageDb: 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

Used by 2 packages in nightly-2019-12-12(full list with versions):
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