[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#578301: Bug#578301: libghc6-type-level-dev: aliases slow down haddock index

Erik de Castro Lopo erikd at mega-nerd.com
Tue Apr 20 08:08:02 UTC 2010

Tomas Janousek wrote:

> Package: libghc6-type-level-dev
> Version: 0.2.4-1
> Severity: normal
> Hello,
> even though the generation of documentation for D.T.N.Aliases is suppressed,
> the generation of haddock index for the system-wide (or user-wide, in case of
> cabal generated indexes) library docs is seriously slowed-down (tens of
> seconds on my notebook). Can anything be done to prevent this?

I've contacted upstream about this but I have my doubts that anything
can be done. I suspect that the haddock slowdown is due to parsing the
interface file Data/TypeLevel/Num/Aliases.hi which is 2.5Meg in size.
Other code can't use the features of D.T.N.Aliases without the file
being that size.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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