[Haskell-cafe] real haskell difficulties (at least for me)

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue Jan 13 14:20:56 EST 2009

Krzysztof Skrzętnicki wrote:
> My experience from using GHC under Windows XP is very similar. Many
> packages (especially those involving bindings to C packages) are at
> least painful to build.


Also have to love packages that use Unix-specific features as part of 
their build process. (I even found a page on the Wiki that recommends 
the use of Bash scripts. Hmm...)

I vividle remember Dons repeatedly telling me that I should try out 
[some package who's name escapes me], and then discovering that it 
doesn't actually work on Windows at all. (Couldn't this critical 
information be included somewhere prominent on Hackage??)

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