"I built GHC 4.08.2 with GCC 2.95"

Interesting progress on bootstrapping GHC. This is from the #bootstrappable community on libera.chat. (website https://bootstrappable.org/)

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After taking a break for some years I revisited this problem. I built
GHC 4.08.2 with GCC 2.95 which is from the same era and has no problem
with the odd C code.

Full post here: *temp*-161204


Thanks for pointing this out. Being able to Bootstrap GHC would be great indeed. The approach of loading the GHC sources into Hugs is … well, maybe just the right amount of bold to get it working :slight_smile:

Note that that full post link is from February already.

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…and STGHugs at that! I dimly recall trying to do that many years ago for some reason: it was beyond my skills (and perhaps my patience ;-) at that distant time - well done, Ricardo Wurmus!

Just wondering: would this or similar work be of interest to the Software Heritage project?

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