[Haskell] ANN: MacOSX - A library some Haskell users on OS X might find useful.

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sun Feb 24 14:41:04 EST 2008

Would you like to upload the darcs repo to code.haskell.org? 
It seems like a community effort could help improve the OS X support?

>    I've been working on integrating haskell code with some Objective-C/C++
>    Cocoa Mac OS X applications. Nothing fancy like a Haskell/Cocoa bridge.
>    Just trying to get the build process smooth. The default cabal build
>    system was incomplete to do this effectively;* Extending XCode was no good
>    either. With some effort I created some Cabal build hooks to fix up the
>    behavior of build on OS X and add support for packaging an executable into
>    a ".app" package. That's not much, but I packaged it up, plus some extras,
>    into a library in case other projects would like to use it:
>    [1]http://tothepowerofdisco.com/repo/HaskellLibraries/
>    Of course, this is all hackish and very incomplete. EG:
>    * No fat binary support. I only have a PPC Mac and the only fat-binary
>    process usable with GHC I know of requires executing the x86 GHC.
>    * The build hook in MacOSX.Build will only work on the Cabal distributed
>    with GHC 6.6.1 and *completely* replaces the standard GHC build hook.
>    * GHC compiled to use the framework version of GMP installed to
>    /Library/Frameworks is required.
>    * The name is vague...
>    Still, I've used it to add haskell support and replace XCode for building
>    for 3 exisitng Cocoa applications. Maybe somebody else will find it useful
>    as well.
>    --
>    -Corey O'Connor
>    * I neglected to make a good list of why the default Cabal build hook
>    doesn't work.
> References
>    Visible links
>    1. http://tothepowerofdisco.com/repo/HaskellLibraries/

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