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

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Nov 29 14:27:15 EST 2008

> Jason Dusek wrote:
> >Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> >  
> >>What I *haven't* done yet is read the chapters where they try
> >>to claim that database programming is possible in Haskell.
> >>I'll have to do that at some point. Maybe this is where they
> >>reveal the Secret Formula that makes this stuff actually work
> >>properly... but somehow I doubt it.
> >>    
> >
> >  Well, it's certainly possible to interact with a SQL database.
> >  You have had some kind of trouble, or you have a higher notion
> >  of "database programming"?
> >  
> Yeah: None of the packages on Hackage will compile successfully. :-P
> It seems to be an unwritten law that any package involving non-Haskell 
> components doesn't work on Windoze.
> (Hack, wxHaskell even comes with a special pre-build Windows binary... 
> and it *still* doesn't work!)

Very curious. Did you file a bug report with the maintainers of the 30+
database packages on hackage?

Or did you not have the underlying database drivers installed?

Did you make any attempt to contact the authors to determine the cause
of your problem?

-- Don

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