Remote GHCi

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at
Fri Jan 8 06:01:44 UTC 2016

I was reviewing some history here, and I realized
that the GHCJS folks had previous implemented this:

What ever happened to this line of work?  Does remote GHCi
subsume it?


Excerpts from Simon Marlow's message of 2015-11-17 02:10:55 -0800:
> Hi folks - I've been thinking about changing the way we run interpreted 
> code so that it would be run in a separate process.  It turns out this 
> has quite a few benefits, and would let us kill some of the really 
> awkward hacks we have in GHC to work around problems that arise because 
> we're running interpreted code and the compiler on the same runtime.
> I summarised the idea here:
> I'd be interested to hear if anyone has any thoughts around this, 
> particularly if doing this would make your life difficult in some way. 
> Are people relying on dynCompileExpr for anything?
> Cheers,
> Simon

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