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Getting started with hacking on GHC
-----------------------------------
So you've decided to hack on GHC, congratulations! We hope you have a
rewarding experience. This file will point you in the direction of
information to help you get started right away.
The GHC Developer's Wiki
------------------------
The home for GHC Developers, with information on accessing the
latest sources, the bug tracker, and documentation on the
code:
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc
In particular, the wiki contains the following pages of interest to
new hackers:
Quick Start for developers
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/Hacking
This section on the wiki will get you up and running with a
serviceable build tree in no time:
This is part of the "Building GHC" section of the wiki, which
has more detailed information on GHC's build system should you
need it.
Coding conventions
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/WorkingConventions
This wiki page explains the ground rules for code that is intended
to go into the mainline compiler source.
The GHC Commentary
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/wiki/Commentary
Notes on the internals and architecture of GHC.
Mailing lists
-------------
Ask on glasgow-haskell-users@haskell.org if you have difficulties.
If you're working with the current darcs sources of GHC, then
cvs-ghc@haskell.org might be a more appropriate (developers hang
out here). See http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo for
subscription.
Happy Hacking! --The GHC Team
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