[Hugs-users] needing some Hugs

Anthony Clayden anthony_clayden at clear.net.nz
Wed Jul 4 23:36:48 UTC 2018

> Is anybody still listening here?

I see the Hugs source distro is still around - vintage 2006, and there's
somebody curated it on github.

I'm particularly looking for a version with TRex, but the github-curated
version doesn't seem to include that(?)

Can anybody comment on how easy it is to compile Hugs (on Windows),
compared to compiling GHC? The instructions for Hugs make out it's
reasonably easy, whereas the instructions for GHC seem to be fraught with
gotchas. But perhaps Hugs has as many gotchas, just not documented(?)

My impression from discussion forums when Hugs was still active, is that
Hugs source was easier to hack if you wanted to experiment with changes to
the language(?)

What seems sad these days is that GHC is so monstrous and formidable,
hardly anybody builds experimental extensions to Haskell.

Thank you
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