GHC runtime DLLs

Brian Hulley brianh at
Sun Jul 30 17:50:31 EDT 2006

Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Hi Brian,
>> So here I am, trying to figure out
>> what I can do to help GHC, since right now GHC is the only actively
>> maintained, current Haskell compiler available.
> nhc98 and Yhc are both compilers which are actively maintained.
>>  (In any case, nhc98
>> uses GMP as well, so even if you use nhc98 you will still have the
>> DLL-NOTES problem to deal with.)
> However, Yhc has a bytecode/runtime split, the runtime is Yhc and is
> linked with GMP. The bytecode is not linked to GMP. In fact, even if
> GMP was GPL (rather than just LGPL), Yhc would still allow you to have
> entirely closed source bytecodes. So with Yhc you can have big numbers
> and closed source :)

Hi Neil - thanks for the info about Yhc.

Best regards, Brian.

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