Compiling HXML toolbox under Hugs/Windows
GK at ninebynine.org
Thu Jan 22 10:44:37 EST 2004
Answering just one of your questions...
At 14:46 21/01/04 +0100, Uwe Schmidt wrote:
>p.s. why not ghci instead of hugs?
Actually, I want to be able to use both:
(a) in developing my own software, I find I am using extensions to the
Haskell 98 language; I'm using the criterion of support in both GHC and
Hugs to determine if an extension is one with community consensus.
(b) Because I'm trying to develop software which may be useful to people
who haven't previously used Haskell, I wish it to be as easy to get started
with as I can manage. It seems that Hugs is an easier package to get
started with than GHC and GHCi, and appears to be the initial
implementation choice for many people initially approaching Haskell. (I am
not saying the GHC is difficult, and I do find it quite easy to install and
use, but Hugs somehow seems easier.)
I note that the availability of multiple implementations over multiple
platforms was an important factor in my decision to use Haskell.
In general, I think it is helpful if general purpose Haskell libraries can
be used with multiple implementations.
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