[Haskell-cafe] Is there a best *nix or BSD distro for Haskell hacking?

David Cabana dcabana at nc.rr.com
Sun Apr 22 12:32:36 EDT 2007

I'm not dissing Windows; I work with it all the time, just not for  
Haskell. On the other hand, I am writing this on my Powerbook.

My desire to use linux is mostly aesthetic. I want to go mouse free  
(I'm thinking Xmonad), and neither Windows nor OS X naturally lends  
itself to that.  With respect to choice of linux, the machine I have  
in mind is not terribly fast, so I prefer to install from binaries  
rather than source.  Do  Debian and Ubuntu provide more or less the  
same Haskell packages?

On Apr 22, 2007, at 10:09 AM, Neil Mitchell wrote:

> Hi David,
> At the risk of getting into an OS war, its perfectly feasible to
> develop Haskell on Windows. Some Haskell applications are only
> available for Windows (WinHugs mainly), but you are likely to have a
> less bumpy ride compiling GHC if you aren't on Windows.
> Pick what you want, Gentoo and Debian are both quite well supported  
> for Haskell.
> Thanks
> Neil
> On 4/22/07, David Cabana <dcabana at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> I have a spare Windows machine I want to put to better use.  I want
>> to turn it into a Haskell hacking box, and was wondering whether any
>> particular *nix or BSD distribution is best (or worst) suited for
>> this.  Any thoughts?
>> Thank you,
>> David Cabana
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