wither the Platform
mark.lentczner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 14:01:23 UTC 2015
On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 3:01 AM, Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com>
> I notice that in the new Haskell pages, the Platform is definitely not
> the recommended way to go:
> Like Richard, I was astonished by this. I always thought that the Haskell
> Platform was *the* route of choice to install GHC, together with a
> respectable set of libraries. It’s certainly what I install on a new
I do too...! But follow the new Haskell.org pages like you are a user "just
want to install Haskell"... you'll never end up with the Platform.
It looks like the Platform deprecated on the Haskell.org site for Linux and
OS X in June
and for Windows in Jan
*Infrastructure team:* Was there a discussion and decision to do that
Let’s not forget the large but non-vocal set of ill-informed and/or
> would-be users, who want a simple answer to “How do I install GHC?”. It
> may be that the HP formula needs re-visiting, but I think it’s very
> important that we continue to give a very simple (click here) answer to
> that question.
As evidenced by yourself, and those that spoke up here, there is also a
vocal, well-informed set of users who want such a thing as well.
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