[Haskell-cafe] Re: ghc

Braden Shepherdson Braden.Shepherdson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 17:51:59 EDT 2008

Cetin Sert wrote:
> Hi,
> Is GHC required to be installed on the target OS I compile Haskell 
> binaries for in order for these binaries to run? I need a quick answer 
> on that!
> By the way there is no computer in the 4 or so networks I have online 
> access to on which ghc is not installed, which might be a sign people 
> like haskell here in Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany.
> Best Regards,
> Cetin Sert
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No, GHC is not required. Compiling on the same OS and architecture will 
produce an executable that can be sent standalone to users.

If it uses any external libraries (GTK, for example) then these 
libraries will need to be installed as well. Generally it is not necessary.

Braden Shepherdson

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