Commit 3ccf4931 authored by simonpj's avatar simonpj
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[project @ 1999-12-29 12:38:25 by simonpj]

Clarification on output files
parent 9b828baf
......@@ -463,7 +463,10 @@ file</em> @A.hi@. The interface file is not intended for human
consumption, as you'll see if you take a look at one. It's merely
there to help the compiler compile other modules in the same program.
NOTE: Having the name of the interface file follow the module name and
NOTE: <em>The name of the interface file is derived from the name
of the module, not from the name of the file containing the module</em>.
This means that GHC knows what to look for when it sees <tt>import A</tt>
in another module. However, having the name of the interface file follow the module name and
not the file name, means that working with tools such as @make(1)@
become harder. @make@ implicitly assumes that any output files
produced by processing a translation unit will have file names that
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