GHC 5.02.1 on Mac OS X

Manuel M. T. Chakravarty
Mon, 03 Dec 2001 23:39:44 +1100

S=E9bastien Carlier <> wrote,

> Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> =

> > Sebastien Carlier [] was at one time working on
> > a MacOSX port, but I don't know how far he got.
> =

> I worked on the unregisterised (via-C) build of GHC.  My patches solve=
> most of the incompatibilities with Apple's version of GCC, and the =

> problems
> with the memory layout of OS X, but was indeed incomplete (no
> implementation of createAdjustor).
> Recently my patches stopped working so I couldn't package a 5.02
> release. (executables crash after a while, this is probably GC-related=
> I am currently studying the PowerPC instruction set (I need to write a=

> native code generator for my own project), and I also had a look into
> GHC's Stix, but I don't know when I'll be able to start (time is the
> biggest problem).

Are your patches (I mean the old ones) public?  Did you
already check them into CVS?  If others want to continue on
the port, it would be easier to start from your patches
instead of starting all over again, I guess.