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

Jeff Heard jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 14:10:09 EDT 2009

cabal-install works for me.  The one thing that would be REALLY REALLY
nice (and I'm cc-ing Duncan on this) is a .dmg for Gtk2Hs on Mac OS X.
 There exists a ports build for it, but it won't use the GHC that is
installed via .dmg to build it - it insists instead on installing ghc
again via ports, which I find both odd and undesirable.  It really
comes down to the fact that gtk2hs is the only thing in the
haskellverse that requires ports to get compiled in an intuitive way.

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> tom.davie:
>> 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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