What is "ghc" and why was it installed?

joerg van den hoff veedeehjay at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 10:08:59 UTC 2023

ghc is the Haskell compiler. so probably you need it to compile some haskell code source package  I 
guess? (IIRC, `pandoc' would be one example of a widely used tool written in Haskell).


On 18.01.23 05:08, Fielding, Eric J (US 329A) via macports-users wrote:
> I was running “port selfupdate” and “port upgrade outdated” for the first time in a while, and I noticed that my Intel MacBook Pro was spending almost an hour compiling a port called “ghc” that I don’t remember seeing before and I am sure I did not request. Is this part of something else that was added recently that is now a dependency of some other port?
> Thanks,
> ++Eric

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