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ghcup

A rewrite of ghcup in haskell. This can be used as a library and may be redistributed as a binary in the future.

Motivation

ghcup has increasingly become difficult to maintain. A few reasons:

More benefits of a rewrite:

  • Features such as installing release candidates or HEAD builds can be more conveniently implemented in a rewrite
  • Refactoring will be easier
  • Better tool support (such as linting the downloads file)
  • saner downloads file format (such as JSON)

However, the downside will be:

  • building static binaries for all platforms (and possibly causing SSL/DNS problems)
  • still bootstrapping those binaries via a POSIX sh script

Goals

  • Correct low-level code
  • Good exception handling
  • Easier user interface (possibly interactive and non-interactive ones)