[Haskell-cafe] Re: More problems [Tetris]

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 22 14:25:47 EST 2007

Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> IMHO, no one in the right mind uses Windows voluntarily. :)
> I'm forced to use it at work, and it's a pain.  But since many are 
> forced to use Windows it would be nice if ghc was as well supported on 
> Windows and Unix.

What he said. ;-)

I will say this: GHC itself (and the libraries that come with it) seem 
to work very well on Windows already. Download installer, double-click, 
press [Next] a few times, congratulations, you have a fully functional 
(get it?!) Haskell development box. Not much to improve there. (Well... 
GHC only adds itself to the current user's PATH, not system-wide. A 
switch for this would be nice...)

It's just installing anything from Hackage which turns out to be really 
difficult. I understand Windows developers are a tad rare round here, so 
maybe that's understandable. I'd certainly be interested in hearing 
about anything practical that I can do to improve things on the Windows 

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