What is New in Cross Compiling Haskell
March & April Edition
Due to some travel in April, I wasn’t able to write up an update for what happened in March. So today we’ll have a combined update for March and April.
I have been making progress on the Windows front to the point where we don’t even need a windows installation anymore, and run the iserv slave via WINE. More on that soon!
As I’ve had to work a lot more with nix recently, I’ve come to hit the
limitations of the current Haskell infrastructure in nix with respect
to cross compilation. Specifically the flattening of conditionals
cabal2nix does. This resulted in some new tooling
and a bit more. This is in its early stages, and I will expand on this
properly once it has matured a little.
Finally I started looking into adding
-target to GHC. This will
certainly be a very long road, but I think we do have most of the
necessary bits in place to make GHC multi-target. It will however
require not only changes to GHC, but also to the build system, to
build the relevant libraries in the right places, as well as to the