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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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
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+ Mailing lists
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GHC users hang out on Bleeding
edge CVS users party on
+ On-line GHC-related resources
......@@ -76,7 +86,6 @@ GHC home page
Haskell home page
comp.lang.functional FAQ
+ How to get it
......@@ -90,7 +99,6 @@ 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
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run-down of what ports work; an on-line version can be found at
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