Rethink need for tarballs under "friendly" environment
I just compiled GHC from git.
I am amazed that one needs to download extra 200 MiB of tarballs and 100 MiB of libraries to compile GHC. The tarballs directory essentially only includes a Perl and a MinGW binary. Is this really needed for anything if not building under environments like Windows where getting that might be difficult?
It would certainly be nice to rethink the building system as to shrink the number of additional MiB's one needs to download to make the compiler work.