#7463: [PATCH] When -keep-hc-files is enabled, foreign stubs *_stub.c should 
be kept.
    Reporter:  PHO               |       Owner:                  
        Type:  bug               |      Status:  infoneeded      
    Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:                  
   Component:  Compiler          |     Version:  7.6.1           
    Keywords:                    |          Os:  Unknown/Multiple
Architecture:  Unknown/Multiple  |     Failure:  Other           
  Difficulty:  Unknown           |    Testcase:                  
   Blockedby:                    |    Blocking:  3472            
     Related:                    |  

Comment(by PHO):

 I am the current maintainer of [http://pkgsrc.se/wip/ghc pkgsrc-wip/ghc].
 I've been regularly booting GHC via C sources because [http://pkgsrc.org/
 pkgsrc] packages are supposed to bootstrap solely with a C compiler, just
 like FreeBSD Ports and Gentoo Portage. That way we could avoid annoying
 problems like binaries depending on an incompatible libc.

 On the other hand, I know very well that supporting HC bootstrap
 complicates the entire GHC system unacceptably. So if you stop supporting
 that, I'll switch to binary bootstrapping anyway.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/7463#comment:3>
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