index.html.in 3.41 KB
Newer Older
1
2
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<HTML>
3
4
5
  <HEAD>
    <TITLE>GHC Documentation</TITLE>
  </HEAD>
6

7
  <BODY>
8

9
    <H1>GHC Documentation</H1>
10

11
12
13
    <P>
      Welcome to GHC!
    </P>
14

15
16
17
18
    <P>
      This is the top of the GHC documentation tree, where you will find
      links to all the supplied documentation about GHC and its libraries.
    </P>
19

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
    <UL>
      <LI>
        <P>
          <B><A HREF="users_guide/users-guide.html">The User's Guide</A></B>
        </P>
        <P>
          The User's Guide has all you need to know about using GHC:
          command line options, language extensions, GHCi, etc.
        </P>
      </LI>
30

31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
      <LI>
        <P>
          <B>Hierarchical Libraries</B>
        </P>
        <P>
          GHC comes with a large number of libraries, arranged
          hierarchically.  The libraries are divided into <EM>packages</EM> -
          to use a package of libraries from GHC or GHCi just add the flag
          <TT>-package &lt;name&gt;</TT> to the command line, where
          <TT>&lt;name&gt;</TT> is the name of the package (see the
          section on packages in the User's Guide for more information). The
          <TT>base</TT> and <TT>haskell98</TT> packages are always available,
          so you don't need to use the <TT>-package</TT> flag to get these.
        </P>
45

46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
        <UL>
          <LI>
            <A HREF="base/index.html"><TT>base</TT></a>:
            the Prelude, and a large collection of useful libraries.
          </LI>
          <LI>
            <A HREF="haskell98/index.html"><TT>haskell98</TT></a>:
            Haskell 98 Standard Libraries.
          </LI>
          <LI>
            <A HREF="network/index.html"><TT>network</TT></a>:
            networking support libraries.
          </LI>
          <LI>
            <A HREF="haskell-src/index.html"><TT>haskell-src</TT></a>:
            manipulating Haskell source code.
          </LI>
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
@HOpenGLHTMLStart@
          <LI>
            <A HREF="OpenGL/index.html"><TT>OpenGL</TT></a>:
            3D rendering.
          </LI>
          <LI>
            <A HREF="GLUT/index.html"><TT>GLUT</TT></a>:
            the OpenGL utility toolkit.
          </LI>
@HOpenGLHTMLEnd@
73
@ObjectIOHTMLStart@
74
75
76
	  <LI>
	    <A HREF="ObjectIO/index.html"><TT>ObjectIO</TT></a>: GUI library.
          </LI>
77
@ObjectIOHTMLEnd@
78
79
        </UL>
      </LI>
80

81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
      <LI>
        <P>
          <B><A HREF="hslibs/book-hslibs.html">(Old) Haskell Libraries</A></B>
        </P>
        <P>
          Previous versions of GHC (before version 5.04) came with a suite
          of libraries known as <TT>hslibs</TT>, aka the Hugs-GHC libraries.
          As we are in the process of moving towards using hierarchical
          libraries for everything, many of these libraries have moved over to
          the new packages in the hierarchical libraries above.  We still
          provide the old <TT>hslibs</TT> libraries for backwards compatibility
          and also for those libraries which have yet to move into the
          hierarchy.  For libraries which have moved, the documentation
          contains a pointer to the location in the new libraries.
        </P>
        <P>
          Libraries which haven't moved yet, so are still only available from
          here, include: the POSIX library, the Win32 library, HaXml, Readline,
          and a few others.
        </P>
      </LI>
    </UL>
  </BODY>
104
</HTML>