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

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Dec 2 20:20:33 EST 2008

On 2008 Dec 2, at 14:44, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Regardless, it has been my general experience that almost everything  
> obtained from Hackage fails miserably to compile under Windows.  
> (IIRC, one package even used a Bash script as part of the build  
> process!) I haven't seen similar problems on Linux. (But I don't use  
> Linux very often.) About the worst problem there was Gtk2hs being  
> confused about some Autoconfig stuff or something...

Many packages assume you have the msys / mingw stuff installed on  
Windows (if they work at all; those of us who don't develop on Windows  
wouldn't really know how to go about being compatible).

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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