I was wondering if there was perhaps
another language very similar to Haskell (but presumably simpler) with a
super portable compiler easily built from source, which I could try.
I'll admit -- I haven't tried the HUGS compiler for Haskell. The quick
description didn't make it sound much more portable than GHC, but I
guess I could try it if I heard some good reasons to think it would be
Is the portability which worries you, or the age of your system?
Hugs (and Gofer before) are simply sufficiently old... I used them on
Red Hat in one of my previous lives.
Do you really need to compile your system from sources?
There are binaries everywhere. If you want a *simpler* language, perhaps
try Miranda? Also a quite ancient language...
Or, perhaps a newer one, in some aspects simpler than Haskell (but far
from any simplicity): Clean.
Perhaps it might help to know what do you need it for...
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