Hi all, Simon Marlow has recently posted a patch that adds Unicode support to Handle I/O. He mentioned that it didn't work yet on Windows so i was thinking of looking at the source code to see how the new Unicode support works and perhaps try to make it work on Windows.
I have built GHC from source in the past on Windows and the process was cumbersome compared to building it on Linux. But i was curious to see if it has gotten easier. After reading the Wiki i decided to get the source with Git as Darcs was slow with remote downloads. Ok, that was a lot quicker than before! Let's see, i need to run sync-all to get the core libraries. I remember that i used to use darcs-all so it must be a new script. Sync-all doesn't have an extension so i probably need to run it with msys. That doesn't work, somehow my msys environment does not find git. So let's try the Git Bash environment which also uses msys (and does not have bash). Now i get a cryptic error: "at ./sync-all line 99, <IN> line 19." It seems the script cannot determine the default remote repo. The top line shows that it is a Perl script and i don't know Perl enough to see what is wrong. I have Perl installed on this Windows pc so let's try to run the script directly. That doesn't work either: the Perl script wants to use grep and sed. All this is likely trivial to fix but at the same time these little roadblocks may also explain why few developers on Windows contribute code to GHC and Haskell. Regards, Felix _______________________________________________ Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list Glasgowemail@example.com http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-users