[Haskell-cafe] building Ghc with msvc ?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worcester.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Jul 23 17:51:54 EDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-07-23 at 22:49 +0200, Jan Scott wrote:
> Hi,
> Has anyone ever tried to build Ghc with Microsofts c compiler (msvc) ?

GHC relies quite heavily on gcc. GHC's C code backend uses a number of
GNU C extensions I believe.

I think it would be a great deal of work to make it use msvc. And
there's no need since the mingw gcc works just fine on windows and is
binary compatible with msvc (if one uses the appropriate gcc options).


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