Mac OS X Strike Force
The following is a wiki page to centralize discussion of how to improve Haskell on Mac OS X. The name "strike force" comes from dons' post on reddit and the comments therein.
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How Haskell is on OS X today
The simplest methods are currently:
- Binary GHC framework (/Library/Framework)
- Binary Haskell platform framework (/Library/Framework)
- MacPorts (/opt/local)
- Fink (/sw)
- Homebrew (symlinked into /usr/local ?)
= Manually compiled
ChrisKuklewicz 11:53, 6 September 2010 (UTC) I use MacPorts for the infrastructure and compile ghc against /opt/local but with --prefix=/opt/ghc-6.12.3 to keep it separate.
Difficult libraries on OS X
Libraries needed for ghc
- iconv (older version in /usr is incompatible with new version from MacPorts)
- readline (faked in /usr, provided by framework or MacPorts)
- gmp (framework or MacPorts)
Libraries needed for other packages? gtk?
OS X code integration
Write Haskell in XCode?
Write ObjectiveC against GHC.Framework?
FFI for Objective C from Haskell?
GHC is not 64 bit
A cabal2pkg that maintains proper dependency tracking?
Discussion forum for all this?