static-haskell-nix

easily build most Haskell programs into fully static Linux executables (by nh2)

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  • Trying to build a statically linked binary against glibc (Linux)
    3 projects | /r/haskell | 3 Jul 2022
    Using Nix: https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix
  • Generating static binary + CI questions
    3 projects | /r/haskell | 14 Feb 2022
  • GHC reports "Loading static libraries is not supported"
    1 project | /r/haskell | 11 Oct 2021
    To debug this type of problem (I have to debug linker errors regularly as part of static-haskell-nix):
  • [ANN] Monomer, a GUI library for Haskell
    11 projects | /r/haskell | 9 Aug 2021
    In static-haskell-nix there is currently this PR to enable support for that: https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix/pull/108
  • What's all the hype with Nix?
    9 projects | /r/haskell | 2 Jun 2021
  • Termite Is Obsoleted by Alacritty
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 May 2021
    I think there's a misunderstanding: Most people want to use the .a file from their Linux/package distro that provides static libraries, such as Alpine Linux or nixpkgs.

    Such package distributions just use the build system default options to build static libs. For example, Alpine might use `-Ddefault_library=both`.

    > if they could keep that libgtk_static around

    Why make these special cases instead of just using the build system defaults? That's easier to maintain and more obvious.

    > I'd be interested to hear if static linking GTK even has that many benefits

    One benefit is almost-infinite backwards compatibility that the Linux and Xorg ABIs provide, being able to make GUI apps that work out of the box everywhere.

    Another is that these generated executables are very small, e.g. 12 MB for a full static GTK GUI app [1], or 6 MB when xz-compressed.

    This is much less than when using shared libraries. One reason is that dead-code elimination works much better for static linking: It links in only the functions you actually use. For dynamic linking, it's always the entire .so.

    [1] https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix/releases/tag/c-sta...

  • Clodl: Turn dynamically linked ELF binaries into self-contained closures
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 May 2021
    GTK can be statically linked.

    Example executable:

    https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix/releases/tag/c-sta...

    It lost this ability temporarily when switching to Meson, but I fixed it in GTK3 and GTK4. But I just checked and apparently it is broken again:

    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-/issues/3774#note_109746...

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