Re: [dev] Pandoc replacement that sucks less

From: Stephen Gregoratto <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:48:58 +1000

On 2019-04-28 21:44, Thomas Meulendijks wrote:
> I want to move away from pandoc since (on arch Linux at least) the
> package with dependency is 420MiB.

So pandoc is written in Haskell, which has no stable ABI. To avoid
linking issues, most haskell programs are statically linked. However,
the Arch team has chosen to dynamically link all haskell packages due to
architectural problems in pacman IIRC. This means that if one small
package is updated, then all packages that rely on them need to be

There is a package on the AUR called pandoc-bin that grabs the official
statically compiled release from GitHub and uses that. It's still pretty
large (the uncompressed binary is ~72M), but quite smaller than 420MiB.
Stephen Gregoratto
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