i368-pc-os2-emx port

Russell O'Connor roconnor@Math.Berkeley.EDU
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:22:41 -0800 (PST)

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On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Simon Marlow wrote:

> I don't know enough about ODIN to be able to usefully comment, apart
> from to say that extra layers of translation generally add extra
> layers of complication (we've had no end of trouble with cygwin/mingw
> on Win32), and in this case you'd be going through 2 layers (mingw +
> ODIN) which could well be more trouble than it's worth.

ODIN will (might) allow me to run the Win32 GHC executable under OS/2
(ODIN implements the win32 api and comes with a PE loader) (ODIN is Wine
for OS/2).  I thought this might be useful to help bootstrap the
compalation of GHC under OS/2, because I'd wind up with a Haskell complier
(although one that produces windows executables).  Maybe I'll hold off on
such an approach until (or if) it become clear that such a venture would
be useful.

> On the other hand, you'd need something like mingw for OS/2 - does
> such a beast exist?

I'm not exactly sure what mingw is.  I'm assuming that it is similar to

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