[Haskell-cafe] Ease of Haskell development on OS X?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Mar 20 13:51:04 EDT 2009

> On 20 Mar 2009, at 18:46, Don Stewart wrote:
>> tom.davie:
>>> On 20 Mar 2009, at 18:08, Don Stewart wrote:
>>>> tom.davie:
>>>>> Other than chose the graphics card carefully, an iMac will do you
>>>>> very well.
>>>>> Hope that helps.
>>>> This is very useful.
>>>> Could the Mac users add information (and screenshots?) to the OSX  
>>>> wiki
>>>> page,
>>>>   http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/OSX
>>> I'm not really sure there's much to add.  It mostly just works™.
>>> Is there something that can be extracted from this discussion to add 
>>> to
>>> it?
>> Imagine you're new to Haskell, or the Mac. What do you need to know to
>> get started developing new Haskell software? Is that information on  
>> the
>> page?
> Thankfully, yes, all you need to know are either (a) go to haskell.org  
> and download it, or (b) download macports, and port install ghc... Now  
> you've got a Haskell environment like any other.
> I guess I could add a chunk of text about good editors, but I'm not sure 
> if that's suitable, is it?

Yes, anything that is relevant to the development experience on this
platform. Remember: it is more than just getting ghc. How do they get
hold of new libraries and apps? Is cabal-install available? 

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