What platform is GHC for Windows built on?

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Wed May 13 12:05:01 EDT 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:

> One option is to check for its existence at runtime.  Take a look at
>  http://darcs.haskell.org/packages/directory/cbits/directory.c
> for an example of somewhere else we do this.
> GHC currently works on (allegedly) NT4 and later.

Are the prepackaged binaries built on NT4 too? I found a way to get
getaddrinfo detected it works properly (which somewhat shocked me), but I
have no way to test it on obsolete Windows releases.

I can write a DLL-based shim that will look in ws2_32.dll first, then the
older IPv6 preview code in wship6.dll, and if neither one is present, it
will simply fail. If I do that, do you have a way to test it on, say,
Windows 2000 or 2003 Server or such?
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