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  4. 27 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Tamar Christina's avatar
      Enable RemoteGHCi on Windows · 44a5d51a
      Tamar Christina authored and Ben Gamari's avatar Ben Gamari committed
      Makes the needed changes to make RemoteGHCi work on Windows.
      The approach passes OS Handles areound instead of the Posix Fd
      as on Linux.
      
      The reason is that I could not find any real documentation about
      the behaviour of Windows w.r.t inheritance and Posix FDs.
      
      The implementation with Fd did not seem to be able to find the Fd
      in the child process. Instead I'm using the much better documented
      approach of passing inheriting handles.
      
      This requires a small modification to the `process` library.
      https://github.com/haskell/process/pull/52
      
      Test Plan: ./validate On Windows x86_64
      
      Reviewers: thomie, erikd, bgamari, simonmar, austin, hvr
      
      Reviewed By: simonmar
      
      Subscribers: #ghc_windows_task_force
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1836
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11100
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  5. 30 Dec, 2015 2 commits
  6. 28 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Herbert Valerio Riedel's avatar
      Synchronise ghci-package version with ghc-package · 01299ca8
      Herbert Valerio Riedel authored
      In order to simplify the task, the version munging logic has
      been radically simplified:
      
      Previously, in cases where the version contained dates as version components,
      the build-system would munge the version of the stage1 ghc package before
      registering the `ghc` package.
      
      However, this hack was already questionable at the time of its introduction
      (c.f. 7b45c46c).
      Simplifying the build-systems by avoiding such hacks may also help the
      shaking-up-ghc effort.
      
      So now we simply munge directly via the `.cabal` files, which gives a simpler
      picture, as now every stage is munged the same. Munging is only active when
      the first patch-level version component is a date. So stable snapshots and release
      candidates are unaffacted (as those have the date in the second patch-level
      version component)
      
      Reviewers: simonmar, bgamari, austin, thomie, ezyang
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari, thomie, ezyang
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1673
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  7. 17 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Remote GHCi, -fexternal-interpreter · 4905b83a
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary:
      (Apologies for the size of this patch, I couldn't make a smaller one
      that was validate-clean and also made sense independently)
      
      (Some of this code is derived from GHCJS.)
      
      This commit adds support for running interpreted code (for GHCi and
      TemplateHaskell) in a separate process.  The functionality is
      experimental, so for now it is off by default and enabled by the flag
      -fexternal-interpreter.
      
      Reaosns we want this:
      
      * compiling Template Haskell code with -prof does not require
        building the code without -prof first
      
      * when GHC itself is profiled, it can interpret unprofiled code, and
        the same applies to dynamic linking.  We would no longer need to
        force -dynamic-too with TemplateHaskell, and we can load ordinary
        objects into a dynamically-linked GHCi (and vice versa).
      
      * An unprofiled GHCi can load and run profiled code, which means it
        can use the stack-trace functionality provided by profiling without
        taking the performance hit on the compiler that profiling would
        entail.
      
      Amongst other things; see
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/RemoteGHCi for more details.
      
      Notes on the implementation are in Note [Remote GHCi] in the new
      module compiler/ghci/GHCi.hs.  It probably needs more documenting,
      feel free to suggest things I could elaborate on.
      
      Things that are not currently implemented for -fexternal-interpreter:
      
      * The GHCi debugger
      * :set prog, :set args in GHCi
      * `recover` in Template Haskell
      * Redirecting stdin/stdout for the external process
      
      These are all doable, I just wanted to get to a working validate-clean
      patch first.
      
      I also haven't done any benchmarking yet.  I expect there to be slight hit
      to link times for byte code and some penalty due to having to
      serialize/deserialize TH syntax, but I don't expect it to be a serious
      problem.  There's also lots of low-hanging fruit in the byte code
      generator/linker that we could exploit to speed things up.
      
      Test Plan:
      * validate
      * I've run parts of the test suite with
      EXTRA_HC_OPTS=-fexternal-interpreter, notably tests/ghci and tests/th.
      There are a few failures due to the things not currently implemented
      (see above).
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, ezyang, austin, alanz, hvr, niteria, bgamari, gibiansky, luite
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1562
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