Documentation for GHC primops

Jens Fisseler jens.fisseler at
Wed Jun 29 10:49:51 EDT 2005

> Would someone cares to write this new backend to "genprimopcode".  The
> latter is a Haskell program that can parse primops.txt.pp, and already
> has two back ends (a) and (b) above.  What we want is to add (c)
> generate Haskell that Haddock can understand.
> Note that the documentation itself is already written -- it's in
> primpos.txt.pp.  That's what's so tantalising.  All that we need is to
> mangle it into Haddock.  
> Any volunteers?  It doesn't involve touching GHC itself.
> "gemprimopcode" is a completely standalone Haskell program, currently
> some 730 lines long. 

If no one else is willing to do it, count me in. But before I agree to
this task, I have some further questions:

* How much time will it probably take? I know this depends on one's
Haskell proficiency, so what is your estimate for an advanced Haskell

* My first guess is this will only (?) involve writing a function
similar to 'gen_latex_doc', is that correct?



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