Compiling to ANSI C

Thomas DuBuisson thomas.dubuisson at
Sat Nov 7 12:56:04 EST 2009

If I were you, I'd look at using the recent LLVM backend work as a
means to translate Haskell -> ARM.


On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM, han <e at> wrote:
> I am (in fact we are) working to make Haskell code to run on an ARM
> Linux machine called GP2X Wiz, the open-source based handheld game
> console.
> I wish to finally make a Haskell cross-compiler for ARM Linux, and for
> now I am trying to make
> main = putStrLn "Hello, World!"
> to run on the machine. At first I did
> $ ghc hello.hs -o hello -fvia-C -keep-hc-files
> and tried to use the generated hc file, but figured that the code is
> (or at least some code in the included headers is) x86-dependent.
> I heard that the GHC can compile to ANSI C, and I want to use it as an
> intermediate code to ARM Linux before we can actually port the GHC to
> it.
> Is there any specific option I have to give in order to generate an
> ANSI C code from a Haskell source code?
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