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Re: [Chicken-users] Installing chicken on windows

From: Dan Leslie
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Installing chicken on windows
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:49:06 -0700

The Haskell Platform is batteries-included; it ships with gcc, binutils, bash 
et al. IIRC, you can opt not to install those if you wish, but they install by 

Alternatively, people can now install Chicken through the Bash package that 
Microsoft ships in the Windows store. It's just Ubuntu without the kernel.

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  Original Message  
From: John Cowan
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2016 9:53 AM
To: Dan Leslie
Cc: Matt Welland; Oleg Kolosov; chicken-users; C K Kashyap
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Installing chicken on windows

Dan Leslie scripsit:

> It reads to me like Chicken needs an automated builder for the Windows
> package.

It's not very clear how beneficial this is, since in order to use the
compiler, you'll need gcc and gmake anyway. (If you just want a Scheme
interpreter, there are probably better choices than Chicken, though it
does have some nice eggs.)

John Cowan address@hidden
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that the mongoose first came to India on a raft from Polynesia.
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