[Haskell-cafe] ANN: "Real World Haskell", now shipping

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Mon Dec 1 17:51:02 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 09:59:24PM +0000, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> I don't think this state of affairs is unique in the Haskell world.
>> Some people use Linux, Mac, or Windows as their main development box,
>> but pretty much everybody tries to support all platforms.
>> Incidentally, Andrew Coppin (CCd on this thread already) is one of those
>> that has sent me patches.
> OK, now I'm puzzled. I don't remember that! :-}

OK, I went back and looked at my Git logs and you're right.  Wrong
Andrew.  Sorry.

> I recall _trying_ to get a few of the database packages to build (I  
> cannot remember which one(s) now - there's so many). In fact, IIRC, I  
> even got the "base" package to build, but the driver for my database  
> wouldn't build. (I forget why exactly.) In my experience, almost  
> *everything* on Hackage consistently fails to build on Windows, so I  
> think by this point I'd more or less given up even trying to make things  
> build for me. In short, I didn't follow this one very far... At least,  
> that's how I remember it. I guess this is where somebody digs up some  
> thread on cafe from 3 years ago or something and proves me
> wrong. :-}

I would welcome bug reports and, even better, patches for this stuff.

But I was pretty sure that HDBC and HDBC-ODBC in particular are
working on Windows.

-- John

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