[Haskell-cafe] When did it become so hard to install Haskell on Windows?

Daneel Yaitskov dyaitskov at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 04:17:29 UTC 2020

Hi Pedro,

I think this situation happened, because nobody, except juniors, is using
Windows platform.
As for me I installed ghc somehow within 6 month and I cannot recall
annoying problems.
I don't remember how I did that.
Probably there's alternative way.

Best regards,

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020, 8:24 PM José Pedro Magalhães <dreixel at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I haven't used Haskell in my personal computer in a while. I decided to
> install it again. I used the Haskell Platform in the past, so I went for
> that again - and a quick Google search on "install haskell windows" brings
> up the HP page, so I thought I was on the right track.
> At the HP page for Windows, I'm greeted with this:
> [image: image.png]
> In the past I'd just download an installer which would take care of things
> - now it seems to be more complicated. But fine, I followed the link to
> configure Chocolatey. That's where it starts getting really scary:
> [image: image.png]
> First, I have to subscribe to a newsletter? Really? I guess this is
> entirely optional, but the instructions don't make it sound so. Then I have
> to know what powershell.exe is, use an administrative prompt, and enter
> scary commands in it.
> I gave up at this stage. But going back to the HP page, it appears that
> even this wouldn't be enough, because I would still need to follow "the
> instructions at haskellstack.org to install stack". The link to
> haskellstack.org takes me to a 403 Forbidden
> <https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/README/>.
> I honestly don't want this to sound like a rant. I genuinely would like
> to understand why this multi-step, multi-tool, multi-website process was
> introduced, how it is superior to a single installer, and whether this is
> really the process we want newcomers to the language have to follow.
> Thanks,
> Pedro
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