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

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 22 14:43:29 EST 2007

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On Nov 22, 2007, at 14:25 , Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> 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 side...
> I suspect this requires a wrapper around Cabal so a suitably equipped 
> Windows developer can build a package and then wrap it up in an 
> InstallerVise (or etc.) installer.

What's actually involved in installing a 100% Haskell package? I was 
under the impression you just need to put the compiled code somewhere 
nice, and then tell GHC where you put it?

Would it not be possible to write a Cabal package description that just 
takes a bunch of binary objects, puts them somewhere, and tells GHC?

(Obviously if the package is a binding to some external library things 
become more complex...)

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