Haskell Platform

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Haskell platform
Developer(s) Haskell Platform Infrastructure Team[1]
Stable release
7.10.2-a / August 3, 2015 (2015-08-03)
Operating system portable
License BSD
Website The Haskell Platform

The Haskell Platform is a collection of software packages, tools and libraries that create a common platform for using and developing applications in Haskell. With the Haskell Platform, Haskell follows the same principle as Python: "Batteries included".[2]


The Haskell Platform aims to unify Haskell development tools into a single package, consisting of a compiler, compiling tools and many standard libraries, therefore making it easier to develop and deploy full-featured Haskell-driven applications.

Packages included[edit]

Currently it consists of:[3]


It is available for Ubuntu 10.10,[6] Arch Linux,[7][8]FreeBSD,[9] Gentoo Linux (x86-64 and x86),[10] Fedora,[11] Debian (stable)[12] and NixOS. One-click installers exist for Mac OS X[13] (only Intel) and Microsoft Windows.[14]


Originally, the Haskell Platform aimed at a 6-months release cycle.[15] Starting with 7.10.2, it will follow the release cycle of GHC and use the same version numbering scheme.


  1. ^ http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/wiki/Members
  2. ^ a b http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/papers/CPJS08.html
  3. ^ http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/contents.html
  4. ^ http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/users_guide/ghci-debugger.html
  5. ^ Happy: The Parser Generator for Haskell
  6. ^ http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/haskell-platform
  7. ^ https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/ghc/
  8. ^ https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/ghc/
  9. ^ http://wiki.freebsd.org/Haskell/Platform
  10. ^ http://packages.gentoo.org/package/dev-haskell/haskell-platform
  11. ^ https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/haskell-platform
  12. ^ http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/haskell-platform
  13. ^ http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/mac.html
  14. ^ http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/windows.html
  15. ^ http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/wiki/ReleaseTimetable

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