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Re: [Haskell-cafe] Windows emulator for testing purposes

Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Windows emulator for testing purposes
From: Gregory Crosswhite
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:59:56 -0800
So, part of the problem is that I am using my own build system (Blueprint) 
rather than Cabal, which I would like to test someday to make sure it works 
under windows;  problems like screwing up the file paths are exactly the kind 
of thing that I worry about happening.  :-)

And part of the reason that I developed and am using my own build system is 
because I am mixing Fortran and Haskell code, which is something that Cabal 
does not support in any meaningful use of the word "support" --- i.e., I don't 
count writing a parallel configuration and build system for the Fortran code 
and grafting it onto Cabal using a complicated assortment of hooks as being a 
meaningful sense of this word.  :-)


On Jan 18, 2010, at 1:52 PM, Stephen Tetley wrote:

> Hello Gregory
> If the packages are FFI-free they "should just work" (ahem, perhaps
> with some caveats about e.g. file paths - if they have data files
> included).
> If they have FFI dependencies then a Windows emulator is going to have
> to emulate Unix in turn (either via MinGW or Cygwin). It might be more
> productive to simply label them as "Untested under Windows" and make a
> reference to the FFI dependencies.
> Best wishes
> Stephen
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