building a cygwin aware GHC

Mark Geisert
Wed Oct 19 23:30:00 GMT 2011

Nathan Thern writes:
> The problem with GHC is that the windows version is compiled with
> MinGW, and cygwin is considered to be nothing other than a MinGW
> alternative. IOW, the source code is riddled with assumptions that if
> you are building GHC with cygwin then what you want in the end is a
> cygwin-unaware windows-compliant executable.

Rather than using "the windows version" is there a Linux or Unix version you
could start with?  That path might be easier to get running under Cygwin.


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