[Haskell-cafe] Looking for portable Haskell or Haskell like language

Tommy Thorn tt1729 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 27 07:31:47 CEST 2013

Hugs98, or failing that, the original Hugs, will almost certainly
be easier to compile for your RHEL5 system, but do note that
it's not a compiler in the sense that it makes standalone binaries.

Given your constraints, it's probably the best choice.


On Apr 26, 2013, at 22:21 , Christopher Howard <christopher.howard at frigidcode.com> wrote:

> Hi. I've got this work situation where I've got to do all my work on
> /ancient/ RHEL5 systems, with funky software configurations, and no root
> privileges. I wanted to install GHC in my local account, but the gnu
> libc version is so old (2.5!) that I can't even get the binary packages
> to install.
> I've had success installing some other simple functional languages (like
> CLISP) on these same systems, so I was wondering if there was perhaps
> another language very similar to Haskell (but presumably simpler) with a
> super portable compiler easily built from source, which I could try.
> I'll admit -- I haven't tried the HUGS compiler for Haskell. The quick
> description didn't make it sound much more portable than GHC, but I
> guess I could try it if I heard some good reasons to think it would be
> more portable.
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