Problem with ghc on Windows ME

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Fri Jan 30 12:33:56 EST 2004

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> > In released software, I'm using only system so far, so won't be
> > affected negatively.  But I still haven't managed to work around the
> > "works in win98"/"fails in winXP" problem I mentioned, and have so
> > far avoided trying rawSystem because of the version problem. If you
> > can offer a workaroung to the version problem, I'll try whether
> > rawSystem is any help in my case.
> I've attached a standalone rawSystem implementation that works on both
> 6.0.1 and 6.2 on Windows (on Unix it only works with 6.2; if you want
> 6.0.1 support for Unix too you'll need an extra .c file).
> I'd be interested to know if this helps with your win98/winXP problem;
> at the least it should free you from having to think about 
> one layer of
> quoting.
> > Generally, it'd be great if working code would less often break with
> > new releases (oh, and a portable popen2, while we're at it!-).
> We try our best!  Remember that patchlevel releases only fix 
> bugs, never
> change interfaces, so working code should never break when moving to a
> new patchlevel release.  Major releases can change 
> interfaces.  We also
> do a great deal of testing on every release, but bugs inevitably creep
> in, especially on platforms other than our main development platform
> (Linux).  Which is why we're grateful for any help we can get from the
> community...
> Cheers,
> 	Simon
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