[Haskell-cafe] In-place modification

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sun Jul 8 16:36:25 EDT 2007

Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Hi
>>> btw, you doesn't need to use unix in
>>> order to play with ghc HEAD - you can download compiled windows binary
>> Seriously? I'm pretty sure I tried to do that and couldn't...
> Seriously. Thanks to Igloo, you can even download a GHC nightly
> complete with an installer! It doesn't get any easier than that :)
> http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/current/dist/ghc-6.7.20070706-i386-unknown-mingw32.exe 

OK. So that's just the GHC binary itself, right?

>> Perl may die soon - GHC HQ is considering retiring the registerised
>> -fvia-C path, leaving only native code for normal use and ANSI C for
>> porting.  This is because mangled C is only about 3% faster according to
>> the GHC benchmark suite, and carries a high maintaince cost.
> I still wouldn't want to compile GHC on Windows... For the only GHC
> patch I've ever contributed I borrowed a friends Linux box. The build
> instructions alone for Windows scarred me off.

Hmm... Mind you, not sure I fancy trying it on Linux either. Just 
because Linux is scary... :-P

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