Building GHC under Wine?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Mon Jul 21 17:31:57 UTC 2014

On 18/07/2014 08:59, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Freitag, den 18.07.2014, 08:38 +0100 schrieb Simon Marlow:
>> I might be misremembering, but I believe someone (Ross Paterson?) used
>> to do this a while ago.
>> I can't think of any good reasons it *shouldn't* work.
> Then, next question: Is it likely to find windows building failures, are
> are the failures usually of the kind that would not occur in a
> not-quite-a-real-windows environment?

As far as I know, yes it should look like a real Windows environment.

However, now that I think about it, I suspect what I'm remembering is 
that someone used GHC under Wine to develop something else, rather than 
building GHC itself.  Building GHC might be rather more difficult.


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