[Haskell-cafe] Re: How outdated is Hugs?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Jan 28 00:44:42 EST 2009

On 2009 Jan 28, at 0:15, Benjamin L.Russell wrote:
> Although a GUI interface makes little difference to most UNIX/Linux
> users, for some Haskell beginners in the Windows/OS X world, the
> availability of a GUI interface could make the experience more
> appealing, especially at first.
> Given that some other functional programming languages provide a GUI
> interface for Windows/OS X users (PLT Scheme, Erlang, and O'Caml come
> to mind), if Hugs is likely to continue to have compatibility problems
> with GHC, then is there any way an interface similar to that already
> available for WinHugs could be created for GHCi?

I've seen code in the GHC codebase for Gtk+; no idea what state it's  
in or if it ever worked.  But apparently someone has given thought to  
it at some point.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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