[Haskell-cafe] Windows emulator for testing purposes

Gregory Crosswhite gcross at phys.washington.edu
Mon Jan 18 21:59:56 EST 2010

So, part of the problem is that I am using my own build system (Blueprint) rather than Cabal, which I would like to test someday to make sure it works under windows;  problems like screwing up the file paths are exactly the kind of thing that I worry about happening.  :-)

And part of the reason that I developed and am using my own build system is because I am mixing Fortran and Haskell code, which is something that Cabal does not support in any meaningful use of the word "support" --- i.e., I don't count writing a parallel configuration and build system for the Fortran code and grafting it onto Cabal using a complicated assortment of hooks as being a meaningful sense of this word.  :-)


On Jan 18, 2010, at 1:52 PM, Stephen Tetley wrote:

> Hello Gregory
> If the packages are FFI-free they "should just work" (ahem, perhaps
> with some caveats about e.g. file paths - if they have data files
> included).
> If they have FFI dependencies then a Windows emulator is going to have
> to emulate Unix in turn (either via MinGW or Cygwin). It might be more
> productive to simply label them as "Untested under Windows" and make a
> reference to the FFI dependencies.
> Best wishes
> Stephen
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