[Haskell-beginners] Installing GHC and GHCi on a PowerPC Mac running MacOS 10.5.8

Luca Ciciriello luca_ciciriello at hotmail.com
Mon May 31 03:19:53 EDT 2010

Hi Paul.
I think that the last PPC version of GHC supported was 6.4.1 (I've installed it on my old iBook G4 with MacOS X 10.5.8 Xcode 3.1)


but I'm not sure.

Try to install this version. 
Let me know.


On May 31, 2010, at 5:46 AM, Paul Higham wrote:

> I am a complete newbie but fascinated by the Haskell language.  I am trying to install GHC and GHCi on an older Mac and it seems like the recommended Haskell Platform is not supported on PowerPC running MacOS 10.5.8.  Is this correct?  
> I find that following the links on the site 
> http://haskell.org/ghc/distribution_packages.html#macosx
> just sends me in circles so I am appealing to you for some hints as to how to proceed.  I already have XCode 3.1 installed and I have just updated my MacPorts installation but now I confess I am a bit stuck.
> Can you recommend a reasonable path to follow from here?
> Thanx
> ::paul
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