Installing Haskel on OSX
While I can’t for the life of me understand why people watch sports I felt obliged to watch the Pat’s 16-0 perfect season game last night so I could be in the loop, “culturally” speaking.
Installing Haskell on Mac OSX took longer than the football game… so here’s what it takes, since this is pretty badly documented.
- Update ports: sudo port selfupdate
- Update xcode to 2.5 (it’s a 1GB download [!!!!])
- Bailing on a botched install requires clean up, so do one just in case: sudo port clean ghc
- Install (this takes FOREVER, you’ll think it crashed): sudo port install ghc
If all goes well you should be able to type in “ghci” and get the interactive Haskell interpreter.
Haskell looks fun and has a really good wiki book as well.