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

Dmitri O.Kondratiev dokondr at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 00:47:07 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 2:34 AM, Henning Thielemann <
lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Jun 2011, Dmitri O.Kondratiev wrote:
>  Which platform - Mac OS X, Linux or Win32 is best for development with GHC
>> today?
>> 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.
> Since I maintain the gnuplot binding for Haskell - what are the particular
> problems with that package on Windows?
As I understand for Gnuplot to work on Win32  you need to compile its C
source. Compared to Linux GCC, neither Cygwin nor Mingw are fun to use on
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