Commit 12718d14 authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar

[project @ 2002-12-02 10:44:10 by simonmar]

Add a FAQ item about long link times.
parent 3c58c25b
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<varlistentry>
<term>Why does linking take so long?</term>
<listitem>
<para>Linking a small program should take no more than a few
seconds. Larger programs can take longer, but even linking
GHC itself only takes 3-4 seconds on our development
machines.</para>
<para>Long link times have been attributed to using Sun's
linker on Solaris, as compared to GNU <command>ld</command>
which appears to be much faster. So if you're on a Sun box,
try switching to GNU <command>ld</command>. <ulink
url="http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/glasgow-haskell-users/2002-November/004477.html">This
article</ulink> from the mailing list has more
information.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</chapter>
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