Can't compile GHC

Andre Pang ozone at
Mon May 9 11:42:10 EDT 2005

On 10/05/2005, at 1:03 AM, Daniel Carrera wrote:

> You can compile gcc with Sun's CC. You should be able to compile  
> ghc with nh98.

Unfortunately, GHC isn't written in standard Haskell 98: GHC's  
written in Haskell 98 with GHC extensions, sometimes referred to as  
"Glasgow Haskell".  You can probably deduce that the only compiler  
that'll compile Glasgow Haskell is GHC.

As Robert said, 6.2.2 is available as a binary from the GHC site, but  
GHC currently lacks a Sparc/Solaris maintainer which is why 6.4 isn't  
available; there's not much anyone can do about that, besides hope  
for a new Sparc maintainer.  However, hopefully the documentation  
will be updated by one of the GHC hackers so that what you  
experienced won't happen again!

% Andre Pang :  <>

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