[Haskell-beginners] Q 2 of 2: GUI and turnkey compiler?

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Fri May 31 14:08:42 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 06:54:54PM -0400, Gan Uesli Starling wrote:
> Perl and Python both have GUI interfaces, which are handy for
> publishing little give-away apps, as I used to do quite a lot in
> Perl/Tk and also in ancient of days on JForth. Also to make give-away
> apps, there needs to be a turn-key compiler, something into which I'd
> feed code and out would come an *.exe (albeit quite bloated in size)
> that ran on any PC which did not have Haskell already installed.

By default, GHC produces statically linked executables, which (if I'm
not mistaken) can be distributed to anyone with the same machine
architecture, whether they have anything Haskell-related installed or


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