A few Questions ...
p.tanski at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 01:08:23 EST 2006
On Nov 14, 2006, at 6:06 AM, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 12:09:43 PM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
>>> only library dependencies matter. we can run any external tools
>>> compiling process, be it compiled by msvc, mingw or even cygwin
>> You two are talking about different things, I think.
> ... what we
> want (at least _i_ want) is to compile to VC-compatible obj files, so
> that they can be mixed with code compiled by MS compilers
That is an excellent user-level goal.
>> Yes we want a GHC install that doesn't include any of the mingw
>> tools, this is
>> the whole point. ...
This is a laudable GHC-development goal.
> and the same applies to the *using* GHC. i don't see any problems with
> using tools of any sort as long as they are free and don't force any
> license for the compiled code
I agree, as a user. Remember that if GHC met its development goal it
would fulfil the user-level goal as well. As a practical matter,
with the development goal there would also be fewer dependencies,
fewer things to break and fewer workarounds to support Windows
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