Compiling HXML toolbox under Hugs/Windows

Graham Klyne GK at
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.


Graham Klyne
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