New InstallShield: GHCi 5.01 "Borag Thungg"

Reuben Thomas
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 17:00:20 +0100 (BST)

I've updated the test Windows InstallShield of GHCi 5.01 available from

(There's no link to it on the web site)

In case you missed the previous announcement, this is a test release, but
seems fairly stable (I use it all the time). It has the following

* GHCi: now you can use GHC interpretively under Windows. You can just run
  the InstallShield, and double-click on GHCi to get going.

* Complete install: everything you need to use GHC is included; Cygwin is
  no longer required; also, unlike recent 4.08.2 releases, it doesn't
  interfere with any Cygwin installation you may already have

Changes from the previous test release, "Zarjaz":

* Now installs in Program Files by default (supports paths containing

* Installs the profiling libraries and imports (the previous test release
  included them, but for mysterious reasons they weren't actually

Also note that as one user found, the supplied gcc doesn't like
identifiers containing top-bit-set characters, so if you want to use them
you must use the native code generator.