[Haskell-cafe] How outdated is Hugs?
malcolm.wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu Jan 29 17:21:42 EST 2009
On 29 Jan 2009, at 20:49, Ross Paterson wrote:
> Hugs uses cpphs, but it has to build a dozen packages (including
> before cpphs is available. Once it is, they're built again.
That strikes me as odd. The cpphs implementation deliberately has
minimal dependencies - Haskell'98 libraries only, and no internal cpp
(rather obviously). It should be possible to build cpphs first,
before any package.
(Actually, the latter statement may no longer be completely true - I
think I see an import System.IO.Unsafe in there. If so, then it is a
regression, and one that I should fix.)
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