Ticket #5873 (closed feature request: fixed)
runghc does not exist in versioned form
|Reported by:||JamesFisher||Owned by:|
|Type of failure:||None/Unknown||Difficulty:||Unknown|
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GHC provides several shell commands: ghc, ghci, ghc-pkg, runghc, runhaskell, and possibly others.
The ghc, ghci and ghc-pkg also have "versioned" forms—for instance, I also have available ghc-7.0.3 and ghc-7.4.1.
However, runghc does not. This means I have no easy option when requiring a specific GHC version to run a Haskell file. This also means an executable Haskell file cannot easily express a dependency on a specific version of GHC, which may be useful in some cases.
Having to type runghc -f `which ghc-7.0.3` is tedious overhead when doing this many times in a day. Furthermore, this does not appear to work at all with a shebang'd file.