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

Ryan Dickie goalieca at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 17:57:52 EDT 2007

I'm running feisty.
ryan at 0pt1mu5:~$ ghc --version
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.6


On 4/22/07, Dougal Stanton <ithika at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> D.
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