On 12 Aug 2010, at 12:49, Benedict Eastaugh wrote:
> On 11 August 2010 15:49, Ozgur Akgun <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Personally, I'd like to use the macports version, if the ghc
>> version there
>> was resonably recent (having 2 versions, a stable and an edge could
>> be a
>> good idea?)
> You could use Homebrew instead. That has a fairly up-to-date version
> of GHC and the Haskell Platform.
AFAIK Homebrew's policy is to not provide packages for things that can
be installed via language-specific package management tools.
Consequently, they don't provide packages for Ruby gems (use gem
instead), Python eggs (use easy_install) and Haskell packages (use
>> its not for those that also installs standard distributions, it
>> But what's wrong with the binaries listed here:
>> http://haskell.org/ghc/ >> Fairly easy to install.
> Yes and no; on OSX 10.5.8 it works better to install GHC from the
> binary then build Platform yourself. On 10.6 it seems to be OK.
OK. I was only thinking on the compiler (as in the first post). When
adding packages, it is trickier; I've only by hand. Then in some case
MacPorts might be better if wanting to do a lot of package chasing -
perhaps it was Gtk.