64-bit windows version?

Chris Kuklewicz haskell at list.mightyreason.com
Sat Jun 23 23:01:17 EDT 2007

Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Hi
>> > Don't forget .. Mingw has to be installed too .. and in fact
>> > that is much harder. I tried to install MSYS and gave up.
>> You're kidding right?  There's Windows installer .exes for MinGW and
>> MSYS.  You download it, run it, and click Next a few times.
> Its far from that easy! Its loads of steps, and figuring out what to
> download is quite challenging on its own.
> Thanks
> Neil

I agree with Neil.

I had a non trivial problem understanding what parts of which versions of Mingw 
and/or MSYS I should download to get ghc compiling on windows.  I had to try at 
least three times before I setup something that works.  And I assert that I am a 
competent person.  I think their web site seriously under-explains things from 
an outsider's point of view.  But the user base is made up of programmers, so 
they obviously are not under pressure to make a clearer site.

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