Commit 67b34437 authored by Ian Lynagh's avatar Ian Lynagh
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Add blurb in the user guide re stdout buffering differing between GHC and GHCi

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<para>See <xref linkend="ghci-windows"/>.</para>
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<varlistentry>
<term>The default buffering mode is different in GHCi to GHC.</term>
<listitem>
<para>
In GHC, the stdout handle is line-buffered by default.
However, in GHCi we turn off the buffering on stdout,
because this is normally what you want in an interpreter:
output appears as it is generated.
</para>
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</sect1>
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