[Haskell-cafe] How to install GhC on a Mac without registering?

Daniel Peebles pumpkingod at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 16:57:28 CEST 2011

Isn't gcc just used for its assembler and object file creation, these days,
now that via-C is deprecated? Or are there other parts of it that are

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Malcolm Wallace <malcolm.wallace at me.com>wrote:

> On 6 Jun 2011, at 13:49, Lyndon Maydwell wrote:
> > I would be fantastic if XCode wasn't a dependency.  ...
> >
> > Not to detract at all from the work of the wonderful GHC and Haskell
> > Platform contributors in any way. For me it would just make it that
> > much easier to convince mac-using friends to give Haskell a try.
> The ghc team already bundle a copy of gcc in their Windows distribution,
> precisely because it can be fiddly to get a working copy of gcc for that
> platform otherwise.  I wonder if they would consider the possibility of
> shipping gcc on Mac too?  (There may be good reasons not to do that, but
> let's have the discussion.)
> Regards,
>     Malcolm
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