[Haskell-cafe] Ease of Haskell development on OS X?
jason.dusek at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 14:25:52 EDT 2009
2009/03/20 Mark Spezzano <mark.spezzano at chariot.net.au>:
> Question: Does the iMac have good support for Haskell
Yes. I generally use the Mac binary of GHC and then install C
libs with MacPorts.
> Question: What environment setups do people commonly use (e.g.
> Eclipse Xcode etc)?
I use screen and vim. In particular, I use MacVim, which
provides both a vim console application and a Mac native GUI.
> Question: Are there any caveats I should be aware of before
> changing systems (i.e. unpleasant surprises).
Mac laptops get very warm.
You'll have a powerful urge to buy an iPhone and pimp Macs to
There is really no 'home' or 'end' key. To move back and forth
on a line in the Terminal application, use fn-shift-leftarrow
and fn-shift-rightarrow (annoyed me for days). To move back
and forth on a line in grapical application -- for example,
the search bar in Firefox -- use cmd-leftarrow and
MacPorts is not as robust as comparable systems on other
operating systems: Gentoo's Portage and FreeBSD's Ports. It
corrupts its registry and terrible things happen. The remedy
is usually a total reinstall of all packages. This has
happened to me only once on one Mac in a year and a half of
administering several Macs; but it's not something I've ever
dealt with on other source-based systems.
More information about the Haskell-Cafe