[Haskell-cafe] Re: Can't uninstall GHC or prepare SOE installation on OS X

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Thu Mar 9 10:31:35 EST 2006

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 02:21:34AM +1100, Xavier Elizalde wrote:
> The binary Installation section for OS X (www.haskell.org/soe/ 
> software.htm) says it installs hugs libs into /usr/local/lib/hugs,  
> and what I see for GHC uses /usr/local/lib/ghc-6.4.1. I presumed both  
> hugs and GHC needed to use the same libs in the same directory.

No: as Wolfgang said, the GHC and Hugs installations are independent.

> That page also says that it uses something called GraphicsLib. Is  
> GraphicsLib the same as Graphics SOE? Correct me if I'm wrong, but  
> from the sounds of it, GHC can be used for the SOE book just fine,  
> especially if it has a library module named Graphics SOE.

Yes, Graphics.SOE should match SOEGraphics from the book (and also
includes a few things the books gets from Win32), so you should be
fine with GHC.

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