[Haskell] GHC binary for Cygwin

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 22 15:57:57 EST 2004

> The other day, I tried to compile the Fudgets library with 
> GHC-MinGW. It 
> didn't work, of course, and having GHC for Cygwin would presumably 
> significantly reduce the amount of pain required to port it. (Support 
> for certain Posix system calls and symbolic links would be helpful.)
> At first I assumed that it would be fairly easy to create GHC-Cygwin 
> from GHC-MinGW, but then I read the explicit statement in the 
> documentation, that Cygwin is not supported, and was rather 
> discouraged...

We would happily support it, but we don't have the resources.  It'll be
supported if someone steps up to take on the responsiblity - the
advantage would be that you would get your name in lights on 



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