All in all I’m pretty happy with the switch to M1 Macs: We have an Air and a mini in the house, with the mini as my daily driver. The occasional thing that’s not supported is really jarring. Case in point, Pandoc – which needs GHC, which is not working on ARM right now. It’s the sole reason I’ve got two Homebrews on the mini – the ARM one in
/opt for most stuff, and the x86 one in
/usr/local for GHC so I can have a working Pandoc for this one little document toolchain I whipped up years ago.
Correction: “This one little unholy kludge of LaTeX, JSON, ERB templates, Rake, and Pandoc I tortured into existence years ago.”