[Haskell-cafe] Minimal Haskell Platform

Travis Cardwell travis.cardwell at extellisys.com
Wed Apr 16 05:26:58 UTC 2014

On 2014年04月16日 09:56, Mikhail Glushenkov wrote:
> 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.
> The post you quote doesn't provide information about specific problems
> with this setup. I'd be interested to hear about them.

Personally, I have not run into problems either, as newer versions of 
packages can be installed into sandboxes.  I BCCed the original commenter, 
to make sure that he is aware of this thread, and I put a request for 
specific examples of problems in the Reddit discussion:


I also asked in #haskell, but nobody who is currently online seems to have 



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