HDirect for GHC 5.04

Sigbjorn Finne sof@galois.com
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 16:03:04 -0700

Hi there,

sorry about the delay in replying, but


contains a source snapshot that works with 5.04.
Building it isn't hard...if it turns out to be, please
let me know.

Re: HDirect vs HaskellScript's libraries -- the HDirect
COM support libraries covers the functionality of
the old HaskellScript ones (and more), but by default,
no object model-specific modules are included with
HDirect (e.g., IE, Word, Excel etc.) They're easy
enough to either generate from type libraries or write
out by hand though.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Moore" <gustav@morpheus.demon.co.uk>
To: <glasgow-haskell-users@haskell.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 14:51
Subject: HDirect for GHC 5.04

> Is there a version of HDirect available for GHC 5.04? Ideally a binary
> distribution, but if source is available with step-by-step
> instructions on building and installing it (I'm most definitely *not*
> an expert in such things!), then that would do as well.
> My reason for wanting this is to be able to try driving COM components
> from Haskell, as described in the "Calling Hell From Heaven And Heaven
> >From Hell" document. I assume HDirect is the best way of doing this?
> I looked through recent posts on the list, and couldn't see any
> information on this...
> Thanks for any help,
> Paul Moore.
> PS A long while back, I played with HaskellScript. Looking at the 
>    site, it hasn't been updated in a long while. Is HaskellScript
>    dead, and if so is there anything which covers the same
>    functionality for GHC (particularly the COM libraries etc - I'm not
>    that bothered about the WSH support). Or is that what HDirect
>    covers?