[Haskell-cafe] borked windows environment, want to start over

Stephen Tetley stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 16:38:54 EST 2010

Cygwin is fine for development - the shell is Bash (this can probably
be changed), so it is much more capable than the MS shell. Personally
I've never needed to uninstall Cygwin, if things get in a mess
re-running the Cygwin installer seems to sort things out.

One caveat is that if you want to build Haskell bindings to C
libraries, MinGW+MSys is preferable to Cygwin. Cygwin shared libraries
depend on the cygwin.dll which generally isn't what you want for

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