ANNOUNCE: GHC vesrion 5.04.3 released

Malcolm Wallace
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 10:30:06 +0000 (Ketil Z. Malde) writes:

> I notice the release notes say a few architectures should be possible
> to port to, in particular AIX/POWER.  How possible is that, exactly?
> Has anybody done it with any success?  Alternatively, is there any
> alternative Haskell compiler (I guess that would be NHC?) that works
> for this architecture? 

We fixed some small configuration issues with building nhc98 on a
POWER3/AIX machine in Feb 2001.  I have no reason to think that anything
has broken since then.

The Power architecture is somewhat similar to the PowerPC architecture
as used on the Mac, for which GHC does have support.

> And does GHC or anybody else support 64bit address spaces?

nhc98 definitely does not, and it would be a significant amount of
work to make it possible.