[Haskell-cafe] Self-contained GHC for Mac

Bob Hutchison hutch-lists at recursive.ca
Mon May 26 15:12:31 UTC 2014

On May 26, 2014, at 9:08 AM, Richard Cobbe <cobbe at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 08:23:22AM -0400, Bob Hutchison wrote:
>> On May 23, 2014, at 2:42 PM, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
>>> After seeing some demand for packaged Haskell for Mac for the IHaskell project and by word of mouth at BayHac I decided to take a stab at it. Here you go:
>>> http://ghcformacosx.github.io/ (currently GHC 7.8.2 and cabal-install
>> Thank you! Wonderful!
>> I think this is the way to go for anyone setting up Haskell for the first time on a Mac. I agree that this should be a very prominently displayed installation option on haskell.org
> Asking purely out of curiosity: what's the advantage to doing this over
> using the Haskell Platform installer?  (Other than the fact that the latter
> hasn't seen a release in a year, I mean.)

That’s a pretty good reason :-)

Have a look at this thread “Minimal Haskell Platform” https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/haskell-cafe/-MrmFsyq-FM for a lot of discussion. There have been other threads in various mailing lists touching on this recently.


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