Emitting java bytecode?

S. Alexander Jacobson alex at alexjacobson.com
Tue Dec 28 13:40:34 EST 2004

A lot of phones run java bytecode.

It would be nice (and rather cool) to be able to
write midlets in Haskell in addition to Java....

(And there would be some irony in being able to do
this in Haskell but not in Erlang on Ericson


S. Alexander Jacobson tel:917-770-6565 http://alexjacobson.com

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 karczma at info.unicaen.fr wrote:

> Einar Karttunen writes:
> > Tomasz Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com> writes:
> >> For example, some darcs users complain ...
> > Perhaps making -keep-hc-files a bit more documented ...
> >
> > This could be faster and easier to implement than creating a version of
> > the RTS running under the JVM.
> ==============
> More generally: do you (Tomasz and others) really think that Java,
> or even C/C++ is a good "portable" platform for implementing efficiently
> Haskell or other lazy functional languages??
> I believe this has been discussed already. And GHC passed already
> through this stage. I don't believe the world can return to it. The
> RT model is different, even decently implemented tail recursion is
> not so easy in C, and in Java I wouldn't bet either.
> Moreover, I don't think that Haskell is a good way to perpetuate
> imperative languages as "portable platforms". While Lisp machine
> belongs to the past, it seems reasonable to hope that "functional
> hardware", with some universal implementation paradigms, will be
> more popular...
> Jerzy Karczmarczuk
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