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

Jeremy Shaw jeremy at n-heptane.com
Sat Apr 27 18:20:24 CEST 2013

Have you considered installing on older version of GHC? Such as GHC
6.10.4 or GHC 6.8.3?


They won't have all the latest extensions.. but they still have more
features than any other alternative.

Also, once you have a version installed, you can, with enough
patience, upgrade to the latest version if you really need some

- jeremy

On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM, 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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