[Haskell-cafe] Porting GHC to OSX86?

Gregory Wright gwright at comcast.net
Wed Mar 22 08:45:17 EST 2006


DP will support the i386 build as soon as Wolfgang makes his
changes available.  As I understand, from earlier messages on one
of the ghc* lists, this is almost done for the pre-6.6 branch, but not
yet backported to the 6.4.x branch.

Also, DP uses a binary bootstrap compiler to build ghc, rather than
starting from the .hc files.  I've been meaning to try it, but I can't
promise any schedule as work and life have distracted me from
code recently.

Best Wishes,

(darwinports ghc maintainer)

On Mar 22, 2006, at 6:16 AM, Deling Ren wrote:

> It's not supported on i386 platform yet :(
> On Mar 22, 2006, at 12:34 AM, Thomas Davie wrote:
>> On Mar 21, 2006, at 8:09 PM, Deling Ren wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> Has anyone made any attempt to port GHC to Mac OS X on x86?  
>>> Wolfgang Thaller’s binary package runs over Rosetta but slow (not  
>>> surprising). It can not be used to compile a native version  
>>> either (I got some errors related to machine registers).
>>> I tried to do a bootstrap but can't find the ".HC" files  
>>> mentioned in the manual. They don't seem to be on the download  
>>> page of GHC. Any ideas?
>> Why not use darwin ports to build it?
>> Bob
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