Commit 937a87f4 authored by rrt's avatar rrt
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[project @ 2000-07-17 10:05:59 by rrt]

Merged Julian's changes to make it more comprehensible to non FP programmers.
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The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 4.08
The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 4.08
We are pleased to announce a new release of the Glasgow Haskell
Compiler (GHC), version 4.08. The source distribution is freely
available via the World-Wide Web and through anon. FTP; details below.
available via the World-Wide Web and through anon. FTP, under a
BSD-style license. See below for download details. Pre-built
packages for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Win32 are also available.
Haskell is "the" standard lazy functional programming language; the
current language version is Haskell 98, agreed in December 1998.
Haskell related information is available from the Haskell home page at
GHC is a state-of-the-art optimising compiler for Haskell, generating
good code for a variety of platforms. The distribution includes space
and time profiling facilities, a large collection of libraries, and
support for various language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions,
and foreign language interfaces (C, C++, whatever).
A wide variety of Haskell related resources (tutorials, libraries,
specifications, documentation, compilers, interpreters, references,
contact information, links to research groups) are available from the
Haskell home page at
GHC's Web page lives at
+ What's new
......@@ -47,8 +59,7 @@ There are the following changes
For full details see the release notes:
+ Mailing lists
......@@ -66,31 +77,28 @@ Please send bug reports about GHC to;
GHC users hang out on Bleeding
edge CVS users party on
+ On-line GHC-related resources
Relevant URLs on the World-Wide Web:
GHC home page
Haskell home page
GHC home page
Haskell home page
comp.lang.functional FAQ
+ How to get it
The easy way is to go to the WWW page, which should be
Once you have the distribution, please follow the pointers in the
README file to find all of the documentation about this release. NB:
preserve modification times when un-tarring the files (no `m' option
for tar, please)!
+ System requirements
......@@ -99,7 +107,7 @@ To compile the sources, you need a machine with 32+MB memory, GNU C
release is known to work on the following platforms:
* i386-unknown-{linux,freebsd,netbsd,cygwin32,mingw32}
* sparc-sun-{sunos4,solaris2}
* sparc-sun-solaris2
* hppa1.1-hp-hpux{9,10}
Ports to the following platforms should be relatively easy (for a
......@@ -114,3 +122,4 @@ The builder's guide included in distribution gives a complete
run-down of what ports work; an on-line version can be found at
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