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Re: compiling hugs

> I realise this mailing list is long defunct, ...

Hi Sam, defunct but not forgotten. (Sorry I took a while to see your post.)

I've been able to compile some of Hugs. That's on a Windows machine with MinGW/MSys.

I'll probably not be able to help much with GNU/Linux, 
but FWIW the bit I couldn't get to compile was exactly the FFI. 
Also I had quite a bit of trouble backtracking to Win32: 
mine is a 64-bit machine, but I had to run everything in 32-bit mode, 
because the config files didn't know anything about 64-bit.

Re FFI: do you need to support foreign functions? 
What I did in the end was just take the FFI objects from the distro, 
not recompile. (Hack the makefile to make only the /src sub-dir, miss out /libraries, /docs.)

I'm interested only in modifying the language/syntax/semantics, 
not building industrial-strength interfaces.

> ... but I am nevertheless interested in compiling hugs on a modern GNU/Linux system,
> primarily motivated by thoughts that are along the lines of

Yes, I thought Joachim was both a hero and foolish for trying. At a guess, 
you don't need FFI to bootstrap enough of the language to get a compiler running 
with the Prelude(?)
By all means I'm happy for you to bounce ideas around.


> However, I hit this compilation error and I was hoping somebody could > help me to get past it: cd libraries; make all make[1]: Entering directory '/home/fommil/tmp/hugs98-plus-Sep2006/libraries' cd ../cpphs; HUGSFLAGS=-P../libraries/bootlib HUGSDIR=../hugsdir ../src/runhugs -98 ../packages/Cabal/examples/hapax.hs configure --verbose --hugs --prefix='/usr/local' --scratchdir='../hugsdir/packages/cpphs' --with-compiler=../src/ffihugs runhugs: Error occurred ERROR "../libraries/bootlib/Foreign/Ptr.hs" - Error while importing DLL "../libraries/bootlib/Foreign/": ../libraries/bootlib/Foreign/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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