Difficulties compiling hmake / HaXml

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace@cs.york.ac.uk
Wed, 28 Mar 2001 14:40:20 +0100

> Hmake needs Posix, which isn't supported on Windows, sorry.

The first part of this statement isn't strictly-speaking true.

The batch part of hmake does not require Posix.  The interactive
interface (hi) may require Posix, but only if you build it with GHC
and only if the readline library is available.  If you don't want to
use hi, or if you don't care about using readline's editing facilities
inside hi, then you could simply disregard the errors.

[ Really I should provide a configure option to disable readline.
  Until then, you can hack the file lib/$(MACHINE)/config.  Just
  change the line
      READLINE="-DUSE_READLINE=1 -lreadline"
  and the build should go smoothly again.  (Provided you don't
  issue another ./configure command)