wither the Platform

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 03:38:45 UTC 2015

richarch, you should *still* be able to use the ghc-for-osx bundle, just
not launch the "help setup your path" app

eg, if you donwlaod the current release from
https://ghcformacosx.github.io/  and add
/Applications/ghc-7.8.4.app/Contents/bin/ to your path, you should be able
to use the included ghc et al on any >= 10.7 system.

a simple test would be to launch ghci as follows

ghc for osx USES the same GHC build that OS X haskell platform uses.

that said, mark HAS been the general custodian of official OS X builds
because he's been the only person who seems to be able to get docbook
working properly on osx

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 9:55 PM, Richard Eisenberg <eir at cis.upenn.edu>

> On Mar 22, 2015, at 9:40 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's interesting, because http://ghcformacosx.github.io is pretty much
> the only thing anyone recommends to Mac users any more, and in #haskell
> people seem to actively steer everyone away from the Platform in all its
> incarnations.
> I do indeed think that this is interesting, because this thread is the
> first time I had ever heard of ghcformacosx. I've used Haskell on a Mac
> daily for several years now. I subscribe to (and read at least subject
> lines from) Haskell-cafe and Haskell mailing lists -- including Haskell
> Weekly News and HCAR -- though I'm only occasionally on reddit and very
> rarely look at #haskell. Besides, I run MacOS 10.8, and so ghcformacosx
> doesn't help me, anyway. (I installed 10.9 once upon a time. It slowed down
> my machine so much I preferred to reformat and roll back to 10.8, even
> though I was facing down a nasty deadline.)
> At the least, this end of the debate shows me that the community has some
> disagreement about what today's status quo is, an important fact to settle
> on before charting a course for the future.
> Richard
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