[Haskell-beginners] Re: Advice on what to install

Chris Saunders evas at mountaincable.net
Mon Dec 28 15:44:31 EST 2009

All the advice I received suggests that I stick with the Haskell Platform so 
I don't think I will attempt to install GHC 6.12 or cabal.  I actually don't 
even really know what the Haskell Platform is - perhaps you could shed some 

Chris Saunders

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Hühn" <xf27 at arcor.de>
To: <beginners at haskell.org>
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 3:02 PM
Subject: [Haskell-beginners] Re: Advice on what to install

> "Chris Saunders" <evas at mountaincable.net> writes:
>> I noticed the availability of Haskell Platform
>> 2009.2.0.2 and did install this and when I run GHCi it says that its 
>> version is
>> 6.10.4.  Now on the GHC site I notice that the current version is
>> 6.12.  Should I have installed this more recent version or  stick with
>> what I have?  Warning: many more dumb questions to come from this
>> guy.
> Stick with the Haskell Platform.
> But if you don't and you actually manage to get not only GHC, but also
> cabal-install (including all prerequisites) running on Windows without
> much prior knowledge, make sure to write it up and tell me how to do
> it.
> Thomas
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