Cabal + WinHugs + Windows + No C Compiler

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Tue Nov 7 13:52:50 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 18:08 +0000, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to shove Hoogle's databases in to the appropriate Path's place,
> as Cabal tells me.
> However, I also want to develop Hoogle using WinHugs on Windows on a
> computer without a C compiler, and it seems that the generated
> Paths_Hoogle module requires FFI on Windows? Is there any way round
> this, or am I just out of luck in using Cabal's path feature in this
> situation?

Perhaps it could call things from the System.Win32 lib instead of doing
the FFI directly.

Could you investigate what external functions we need exactly and if
they're exported from System.Win32.

I'll gladly accept a patch to do this.


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