HP comments from the State of Haskell survey
dons at galois.com
Tue Aug 10 14:58:53 EDT 2010
> On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> The following comments about the Haskell Platform appeared in the
> State of Haskell survey.
> * I also think Haskell platform isn't getting enough push. People still
> think to try Haskell means install ghc. It doesn't help that both
> haskell platform and ghc in various linux distro as well as MacPorts
> gets lagged behind badly.
> * The Macport's portfile is outdated for the haskell platform, and it is
> still at 2009.2.0.2
> * Also, the multi-platform issue is a big stopper for me. I'm developing
> on Linux and Windows, maybe on Mac. Mac supports is simply broken,
> Haskell platform does not install. On Windows, many packages relying on
> C libraries simply do not work. On Linux, Ubuntu does not have official
> up to date packages
> programming life much simpler.
> It's worse than that. The current Haskell-Platform doesn't build at *all* on
> current MacOS version. This has percolated downstream to packaging systems
> like Homebrew, and leaves people like me who would love to try their hand at
> Haskell either giving up, or grudgingly downloading the binary release (which
> thankfully works).
> A bug has been filed on this, but it seems like noone has the time to fix it:
Surely the binary installer works. Are you specifically talking about MacPorts?
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