[Haskell-cafe] Best platform for development with GHC?

Dmitri O.Kondratiev dokondr at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 00:09:05 CEST 2011

Which platform - Mac OS X, Linux or Win32 is best for development with GHC
How are things with Ubuntu? It was quite a while already that I used Haskell
on Linux. Today I have to code on Win32  and Mac OS X. Installing extra
libraries caused most of the pains for me on Win32 - for example GTK and
Gnuplot is not easy to install on Win32. Installing GTK on Max OSX is also a
hard work, but no problems with Gnuplot at all. Haskell mode for Emacs works
fine on Mac OS X, but only to some extent on Win32. I have not managed to
start GHCi in Emacs buffer on Win32.
Haskell Win32 Platform also has a weird bug of missing documentation on some
widely used modules from Haskell Hierarchical Library.
I understand that Linux should be a much better environment for integrating
with external libraries (just because most of them were originally developed
for Linux).
I don't want to start religious wars,  yet I wonder on what platform Haskell
run-time works best and development has minimum obstacles?

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