sdl2: Both high- and low-level bindings to the SDL library (version 2.0.6+).

[ bsd3, graphics, library ] [ Propose Tags ]

This package contains bindings to the SDL 2 library, in both high- and low-level forms:

The SDL namespace contains high-level bindings, where enumerations are split into sum types, and we perform automatic error-checking.

The SDL.Raw namespace contains an almost 1-1 translation of the C API into Haskell FFI calls. As such, this does not contain sum types nor error checking. Thus this namespace is suitable for building your own abstraction over SDL, but is not recommended for day-to-day programming.

Read SDL for a getting started guide.


Manual Flags


Build examples (except opengl-example)


Build opengl-example


Do not depend on linear library

Automatic Flags

Use features from a more recent libsdl2 release.


Use -f <flag> to enable a flag, or -f -<flag> to disable that flag. More info


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Versions [RSS] 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 2.0.0, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2,, 2.1.3,, 2.2.0, 2.3.0,, 2.4.0,,,,,,,,, (info)
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Dependencies base (>=4.7 && <5), bytestring (>= && <0.12), exceptions (>=0.4 && <0.11), linear (>= && <1.22), StateVar (>= && <1.3), text (>= && <2.1), transformers (>=0.2 && <0.7), vector (>= && <0.13) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Copyright © 2013-2017 Gabríel Arthúr Pétursson
Author Gabríel Arthúr Pétursson, Oliver Charles
Category Graphics
Source repo head: git clone
Uploaded by AlexanderBondarenko at 2022-06-19T15:58:38Z
Distributions Debian:, LTSHaskell:, NixOS:, Stackage:
Executables opengl-example, userevent-example, eventwatch-example, audio-example, twinklebear-lesson-05, twinklebear-lesson-04a, twinklebear-lesson-04, twinklebear-lesson-02, twinklebear-lesson-01, lazyfoo-lesson-43, lazyfoo-lesson-20, lazyfoo-lesson-19, lazyfoo-lesson-18, lazyfoo-lesson-17, lazyfoo-lesson-15, lazyfoo-lesson-14, lazyfoo-lesson-13, lazyfoo-lesson-12, lazyfoo-lesson-11, lazyfoo-lesson-10, lazyfoo-lesson-09, lazyfoo-lesson-08, lazyfoo-lesson-07, lazyfoo-lesson-05, lazyfoo-lesson-04, lazyfoo-lesson-03, lazyfoo-lesson-02, lazyfoo-lesson-01
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