inside the GHC code generator

Rene de Visser rene_de_visser at
Thu Feb 23 08:19:15 EST 2006

The following link gives reasons for not generating via C

Naturally a number of these are common lisp specific, however I think that 
Haskell and GCC are quite semantically different, so using GCC might prevent 
a lot of optimizations, that aren't possible in C, but would be in GHC.

The OCAML-OPT backend is supposed to produce i386 assembly that is 
competitive with GCC. Maybe this could be ported to GHC?


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