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

Dougal Stanton ithika at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 17:35:03 EDT 2007

On 22/04/07, Ryan Dickie <goalieca at gmail.com> wrote:

> Many of the haskell packages including darcs, ghc, and well over 100 other
> packages (mostly libraries) are in the package manager ready to be
> installed.

The problem with Ubuntu (at least until the Feisty release a few days
ago?) was that GHC wasn't up-to-date by default; it came with 6.4.
Moving to 6.6 isn't a difficult feat (the generic binaries from the
GHC site seem to work fine for Edgy, if you install libreadline too)
but being behind that curve is noticeable. If you want to stay on the
cutting edge Gentoo takes a lot of the hassle out of it, since you can
use the repository stored on haskell.org. The downside is having to
keep the rest of the system updated if you've got a slow machine.

You pays your money, etc.


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