[haskell-platform] #123: Haskell Platform 2010.1.0.0 platform does not include C++ support

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Wed May 5 07:57:36 EDT 2010

#123: Haskell Platform 2010.1.0.0 platform does not include C++ support
 Reporter:  jodonoghue  |       Owner:  dons
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new 
 Priority:  major       |   Milestone:      
Component:  GHC         |    Keywords:      
 Unable to cabal install wx (wxHaskell installation) on 2010.1.0.0 Haskell
 Platform (this has succeeded on previous versions of HP).

 Analysis showed error compiling the wrapper around C++ code in wxWidgets,
 due to cabal unable to find cc1plus.exe.

 This is blocking for anyone trying to compile C++ code via Cabal
 installers on Windows using the latest HP, and breaks wxHaskell
 installation on Windows using Haskell Platform.

 Attached reply from Neil Mitchell to mail on haskell mailing list:

 >>> On checking, Haskell
 >>> does not contain cc1plus.exe. Previous versions of the platform have
 >>> done so. Is this an accidental change or a deliberate policy decision?
 >> ghc-6.12.1 on Windows did not include the mingw C++ compiler.  This was
 >> mistake.  It is included once more in ghc-6.12.2.
 >ghc-6.12.1 didn't include cc1plus.exe or libstdc++.a. The lack of
 >libstdc++.a caused a failure in something I was building, so I raised
 >a bug and it's now included in 6.12.2. I didn't explicitly compile any
 >C++ code, so it's possible that still doesn't work.
 >It wasn't a policy decision, merely an accident, and I'm sure if you
 >alert people it will be rectified (since otherwise it's a regression).

Ticket URL: <http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/ticket/123>
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