[Haskell-cafe] Minimal Haskell Platform

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 00:56:33 UTC 2014


On 15 April 2014 03:35, Travis Cardwell <travis.cardwell at extellisys.com> wrote:
> In a recent /r/haskell post [1], user mightybyte commented:
>> This. The Haskell Platform installs a bunch of packages for you in
>> --global. My experience is that this inevitably leads to problems if
>> you're doing significant Haskell development. The best thing to do is
>> to minimize the number of packages installed as --global. The way to do
>> that is to install GHC directly and avoid using the Haskell Platform or
>> Haskell distributions provided by your OS.

Having the foundational libraries like text in the global package DB
is not such a bad idea because otherwise you end up reinstalling them
into each new sandbox.

The post you quote doesn't provide information about specific problems
with this setup. I'd be interested to hear about them.

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