I spent some time with the last public release of the Hugs sources, making them compile on a modern Mac (x86 chipset). I used Nix’s flakes feature to manage the build and install.
If you’d like to run the hugs interpreter directly using the flake, just type:
nix run github:m4dc4p/hugs#hugs
If you’d like to execute a Haskell file, try:
nix run github:m4dc4p/hugs <file.hs>
nix run github:m4dc4p/hugs#runhugs <file.hs>
runhugs is the default app provided by the flake.)
See the README at GitHub - m4dc4p/hugs: Hugs Interpreter for more details (including other apps available).
I don’t have much of a use case for Hugs, so I got the flake to the point where I could start the interpreter and run simple programs. I’m glad to accept pull requests or bug reports. You can find the source and submit any issues at GitHub - m4dc4p/hugs: Hugs Interpreter.
Note: I don’t have access to Apple silicon, so this build has only been tested under x86. If it works for M1 please let me know, or if you are able to submit a PR I’d welcome it!