which difference...

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Sep 30 10:02:52 EDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 12:35:01PM +0100, Luca Ciciriello wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've recently changed my home machine (MacOS X 10.5.8 intel) and I've installed the GHC 6.10.4 using the pakage: GHC-6.10.4-i386.pkg. 
> All works fine and I can continue all my research projects on my new machine. 
> Then I've noticed that exists another kind of installation using the package:  
> haskell-platform-2009.2.0.2-i386.dmg.
> What diferences exists between these two pakages? Am I missing something using the first pakage instead using the dmg distribution?

GHC is just a Haskell compiler.  The Haskell Platform includes GHC,
but also a collection of "blessed" libraries and tools.  See


You probably want to be using the platform unless you have a specific
reason to not want all the library and tool goodness that comes
bundled with it.


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