[Haskell-cafe] Re: Building Haskell stuff on Windows

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 08:16:08 EST 2007

Peter Hercek wrote:
> Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>> | > Windows and Haskell is not a well travelled route, but if you 
>> stray of
>> | > the cuddly installer packages, it gets even worse.
>> |
>> | But it shouldn't. Really it shouldn't. Even though Windows is not my
>> | preferred platform, it is by no means different enough to warrant such
>> | additional complexity. Plus, GHC is developed at Microsoft, and the
>> | currently most featureful Haskell IDE is on Windows...
>> We build GHC on Windows every day.  I use MSYS with no trouble.
> Are there any reasons to use mingw+msys instead of mingw+cygwin?

The GHC build system supports both.  The Cygwin route is usually more 
likely to work, because that's what the nightly builds use.  MSYS is much 
faster than Cygwin for development work, though.


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