[Haskell-beginners] First version of GHC

Jonas Almström Duregård jonas.duregard at chalmers.se
Thu Aug 30 17:52:21 CEST 2012

According to "A history of Haskell: being lazy with class", the LML
prototype was indeed used to bootstrap the first Haskell version of


On 30 August 2012 17:27, Jonas Almström Duregård
<jonas.duregard at chalmers.se> wrote:
> Hi,
> According to the GHC wikipedia page, a prototype was written in Lazy
> ML. Whether this prototype was used to bootstrap the Haskell version
> is not specified.
> Regards,
> Jonas
> On 30 August 2012 16:13, Dániel Arató <exitconsole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm curious if the first implementation of GHC was in a different
>> language before its current instance could be developed.
>> If yes, what language was used?
>> If not, what compiler was first used to compile GHC?
>> Thank you,
>> Daniel
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