[Haskell-cafe] Is there a best *nix or BSD distro for Haskell
grady.lemoine at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 23:33:14 EDT 2007
I can confirm that, although before Ubuntu Feisty came out I just
compiled GHC 6.6 myself. I was surprised how easy it was -- I had
heard building GHC was hard, but I guess that's only if you don't
already have a Haskell compiler. I expect I'll probably be compiling
the newest version myself again once the features I'm missing out on
become important enough to me.
On 4/22/07, Ryan Dickie <goalieca at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > > 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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