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[Haskell-cafe] Re: Installing Haskell on Windows 7

Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Installing Haskell on Windows 7
From: Thomas Hühn
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 21:45:42 +0100
Hi

Stephen Tetley <[email protected]> writes:

> Network installed for me without a hitch via MinGW for 6.12.1 (via the
> old skool process of runhaskell Setup.hs ...). MinGW becomes all but
> essential once you start installing libraries that are bindings to C
> libraries - unfortunately it can be hard to tell if a library is a
> binding or depends on a binding. Also some Haskell libraries do use C
> but only rely on the standard C libraries - as GHC ships with a gcc
> executable from MinGW usually these libs will install transparently.

Okay, then I'll do that. I suppose the mingw that GHC ships is an
abridged one, so that setting some environment variables does not
suffice?

Thanks
Thomas

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