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

Gregory Guthrie guthrie at miu.edu
Sun Apr 26 00:44:01 UTC 2020

I (cautiously?!) agree – that it is good to avoid elitism – “only newbies use Windows (or an IDE)”, “get tough. Learn emacs…), etc.

                “because nobody, except juniors, is using Windows platform…”

Too bad; If we want it to propagate, accessibility and tools are a key element.

To deprecate 77% of market share, is not growth.

       " In the area of desktop and laptop computers, Microsoft Windows is generally above 70%

        in most markets and at 77% globally, Apple's macOS is at around 13%, Google's Chrome OS

        is at about 6% (in the US) and other Linux distributions are at around 2%"

When I try to use it in some classes, students are expecting an easy install and usage for the first time entry. Spoiled? Maybe, but still an important market segment.


Dr. Gregory Guthrie

Maharishi International University

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