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Re: Bug#696429: ITP: jhc -- a haskell compiler.

Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Could it be used to bootstrap ghc compilation way more easily?

Given the number of extensions used in ghc's own code, many of which
jhc does not support, this seems unlikely, at least not without
first mechanically converting its code to an intermediate form like
Haskell 98.

Also, jhc would still need to be ported to new arches. ;)

Also, you'd probably need quite a lot of memory (probably gigabytes) to
compile something as large as ghc with jhc, since jhc is lacking even
garbage collection.

It'd be nice to have jhc in Debian though. Although the Haskell "compiler"
we really need, IMHO, is Fay.

see shy jo

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