[Haskell-cafe] Re: How outdated is Hugs?

Conrad Meyer konrad at tylerc.org
Tue Feb 10 17:51:15 EST 2009

On Tuesday 10 February 2009 06:41:54 am Simon Marlow wrote:
> John Goerzen wrote:
> > Just to close -- I will point out that ghci doesn't work on many
> > platforms that Hugs does (though ghc does).  Hugs is the only
> > interpreter on some of these platforms.
> I didn't see anyone follow up to this so I'll just mention that nowadays
> GHCi works wherever GHC works, since 6.10.1.  Actually I think most
> platforms worked with 6.8.1, but 6.10.1 added libffi which meant that GHCi
> also gets working FFI support on any platform supported by libffi, which is
> most of them.
> Cheers,
> 	Simon

Counterexample: GHC 6.10.1 works on linux/ppc, GHCi 6.10.1 does not. (6.8.3 
worked, though.)

Conrad Meyer <konrad at tylerc.org>

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