readline package in GHC 6.0.1 on Windows

Sigbjorn Finne sof at
Thu Sep 18 09:38:45 EDT 2003

mingw (2.0.x) supplies a libreadline.a, but no header files to go with it,
which is why the readline package isn't being built (and shipped.) Hopefully
this will be fixed in a future release (of mingw.)

You can either go the route you suggest, or pick up a mingw port of
readline (there's a couple kicking about) and just compile up the readline


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ganesh Sittampalam" <Ganesh.Sittampalam at>
To: <glasgow-haskell-users at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 09:45
Subject: readline package in GHC 6.0.1 on Windows

> Hi,
> I notice that the readline package is missing from the Windows MSI build
> of GHC 6.0.1. Is this deliberate and/or a fundamental limitation of the
> Windows platform? Would I have to/be able to make my own Cygwin-based
> build to get it?
> Cheers,
> Ganesh

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