[Haskell-cafe] Low Level Audio - Writing bytes to the sound card?

Miguel Mitrofanov miguelimo38 at yandex.ru
Sat Dec 5 15:43:13 EST 2009

I'm constantly amused by those who manage to use Windows without  
installing Cygwin.

On 5 Dec 2009, at 23:33, Andrew Coppin wrote:

> Stephen Tetley wrote:
>> Hello Andrew
>> Plenty compile on Windows:
>> Some OpenVG, OpenGL[1] (still? - I'm a bit behind the times) only
>> compile with MinGW.
>> Others are fine with Cygwin provided you have the dev packages
>> installed (readline, pcre-light...).
> You're talking about MinGW and Cygwin. So... Unix emulators,  
> basically.
> I don't think it should be necessary to install a Unix emulator just  
> so that I can write Windows programs. Maybe others disagree.
>> If you can get the raw C library to work in either Cygwin or MinGW,
>> you should have a good chance.
> I'm by no means an expert here, but isn't it usual for C libraries  
> on Windows to be supplied as a compiled DLL and a header file for  
> using it? I don't quite understand why you need a C compiler.
>> [1] OpenGL worked fine when it was bundled with GHC, when it got
>> unbundled things seemed to go amiss.
> Apparently there is some talk of removing OpenGL from the Haskell  
> Platform. And if this happens, it'll be one more thing I can't use  
> on Windows. :-(
> Personally, I'd like to see *more* C bindings in HP, so that I can  
> start doing cool stuff on Windows.
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