Modifications to support loading GHC into GHCi

Authored by mgsloan on Jul 26 2018, 4:21 PM.


Modifications to support loading GHC into GHCi

This change was previously part of
D4904, but is being split off
to aid in getting this reviewed and merged.

  • The compiler code is built with NoImplicitPrelude, but GHCi's modules are incompatible with it. So, this adds the pragma to all GHCi modules that didn't have it, and adds imports of Prelude.
  • In order to run GHC within itself, a call of 'initGCStatistics needed to be skipped. This uses CPP to skip it when -DGHC_LOADED_INTO_GHCI is set.
  • There is an environment variable workaround suggested by Ben Gamari [1], where _GHC_TOP_DIR can be used to specify GHC's top dir if -B isn't provided. This can be used to solve a problem where the GHC being run within GHCi attempts to look in inplace/lib/lib/ instead of inplace/lib/.


Reviewers: goldfire, bgamari, erikd, alpmestan

Reviewed By: alpmestan

Subscribers: alpmestan, lelf, rwbarton, thomie, carter

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