[Haskell-cafe] [Haskell] GHC is a monopoly compiler

Tony Day tonyday567 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 08:46:01 UTC 2016

Thanks to you both.

> mailinglists (such as cafe — look, it worked!)

I'm totally sold on this new-fangled mailing list thing. It's like slack
for adults who like to shuffle at their own pace.

> Not thorough enough I say, as a sworn enemy.

I'm not really - I was kind of glad when they installed Haskell Platform
with batteries so I could prove a point, if only to myself, that stack was
the better choice, but it's been smooth sailing except for this one bug.
I've been able to install everything I need, creating an isolated and sane
oasis in this weird windows world.

I think I unfairly identify HP with cabal hell, and then the flashbacks

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM, Gershom B <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:

> On September 27, 2016 at 3:37:40 AM, Tony Day (tonyday567 at gmail.com)
> wrote:
> > I even have a
> > current bug falling somewhere between the platform and stack - something
> > crashed looking for the standard linux command line tools - was it the
> > msys2 or mingw in platform, or was it stack? Where do I even turn for
> help?
> This patch should fix the issue if it is what I think it is. But the patch
> is not in a release yet :-/
> https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/pull/2552
> One workaround is suggested on an associated ticket:
> https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/1714
> Another workaround as I understand it is to just invoke stack always
> with --no-system-ghc for now.
> As to where to turn for help, I think the usual sources all would work —
> irc, slack, mailinglists (such as cafe — look, it worked!), stackoverflow,
> etc.
> Hope this helps,
> Gershom
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