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

Richard O'Keefe raoknz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 04:10:35 UTC 2020

For another data point, I just installed Java SE 14 on a Windows laptop.
Bing search for Download JDK 14 for Windows, select page, clickety
clickety, all pretty obvious, long wait, click Run, clickety clickety, done.
I never had to leave Edge except to say yes to the installer.
Someone who has never programmed in any language on any machine
but can use a web browser can get started with their
"Noob's Guide to Learning Java in 21 Days for Dummies Explained".
The only real challenge was "Do I want Java SE or OpenJDK?" which
required reading the part where it said Java SE is still free for
personal use.

The first and most obvious way to install Haskell on Windows ought to
be one that someone with no previous knowledge of Windows programming
can install just like other programming language kits.

On Mon, 27 Apr 2020 at 00:18, Gregory Guthrie <guthrie at miu.edu> wrote:
> Re: Windows installs
> Anthony Clayden <anthony_clayden at clear.net.nz> writes:
> > ...
> > Users who don't want to use Chocolatey are encouraged to use the usual
> > binary distributions [1], as in the past.
> > [1] https://downloads.haskell.org/ghc/8.10.1/
> Thanks; I didn't see any binary labelled Windows there.
> Dr. Gregory Guthrie
> Maharishi International University
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