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Re: Updating plans of lang/ghc

David Holland <> writes:

> The idea is that ghc-bootstrap depends on ghc (used for building) but
> ghc does *not* depend on ghc-bootstrap; instead once in a while
> someone takes the ghc-bootstrap package from the build host and posts
> it as a distfile in MASTER_SITE_LOCAL, and updates the distfile
> information in the main ghc package. I think this avoids most of the
> problems that otherwise come up.

I don't follow this.  Doesn't ghc-bootstrap contain a binary compiler,
and one uses that to build the current ghc?

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