[Haskell-beginners] Installing Haskell on a Mac

Xavier Shay xavier-list at rhnh.net
Mon Feb 14 23:41:31 CET 2011

On 15/02/11 1:28 AM, Torsten Otto wrote:
> Hi!
> Two students in my class tried to install Haskell on their private
> MacBooks (one Leopard, one SnowLeopard). We used the package at
> http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/mac.html. Neither of them got to
> install it as the button "Install" is greyed and not clickable.
> What is the best way to install GHC on a current Mac? It would not
> necessarily have to be the latest greatest.
If you are not adverse to package managers, I found brew to be painless:

brew install ghc # I was using just this for a while
brew install haskell-platform # To get cabal and all that stuff


> Regards,
> Torsten
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