ghc-devel for darwinports

David Leimbach leimy2k at
Thu May 20 17:22:15 EDT 2004

Do we have enough Haskell now for it to have it's own category?

Python and other languages have their own category and it makes
it easier for folks like me to "browse the haskell library" of 

That is unless we can get some kind of decent query system in 
for finding out what's available.  I think a good enough query system 
make most categories somewhat superfluous.

On May 20, 2004, at 9:05 AM, Gregory Wright wrote:

> Hi,
> Due to overwhelming popular demand (well, Sven asked), darwinports
> now includes a port 'lang/ghc-devel', which builds from the head of 
> the cvs.
> The default build includes support for openGL, so this is a way to get
> the latest OpenGL support for ghc, which now supports almost all of 
> version 1.5.
> The ghc-devel port installs as ghc-6.3. (All of the executables have 
> the "-6.3"
> suffix, so you can install ghc and ghc-devel without conflict. You 
> invoke the
> new compiler as ghc-6.3 and the interactive environment as ghci-6.3.)
> ghc-devel depends on ghc, alex and happy, so if you have none of these
> installed and say
> 	sudo port install ghc-devel
> you'll get a full bootstrap build of the released version of ghc, 
> along with
> builds of alex and happy (the lexer and parser generators, 
> respectively),
> followed by a build of ghc from cvs. This may take some time (about 10 
> hours
> on an 800 MHz G4), but what would you rather have your CPU doing?
> Best Wishes,
> Greg
> Gregory Wright
> Antiope Associates LLC
> gwright at
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