[Haskell-cafe] Finding HP

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Dec 5 10:08:29 EST 2009

Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> The suggestion was to have a single Download button, leading to a 
> *page* of suitably described links, allowing the user to choose 
> whether they only wanted the basics (a choice of compiler/interpreter 
> + cabal), or the whole Platform, or something else.  It would be the 
> ideal place to explain what cabal is and how to use hackage to get 
> more libraries than are contained in the platform.  It would perhaps 
> reduce the clutter on the front page that some people complained of 
> (although I don't personally think it cluttered).

It seems I'm contraversial even when I'm trying to be uncontraversial. :-}

Anyway, the above suggestion sounds most optimal to me. Haskell tends to 
suffer from a frustrating degree of "information dragmentation" (I love 
whoever came up with that term...), and collecting a bunch of 
information in one place like this sounds very useful.

I guess in a way, the current "implementations" page could become this 
page (or this new page makes the existing implementations page obsolete...)

I also think it might be worth mentioning HP from the GHC homepage, just 
in case anybody has that bookmarked directly...

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