How to get started with a new backend?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Mon Jan 28 17:26:16 CET 2013

On 28/01/13 11:21, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> I would like to explore making a backend for .NET. I've done a lot of
> background reading about previous .NET and JVM attempts for Haskell. It
> seems like several folks have made significant progress in the past and,
> with the exception of UHC, I can't find any code around the internet
> from the previous efforts. I realize that in total it's a huge
> undertaking and codegen is only one of several significant hurdles to
> success.
> Someone should start a wiki page about this!  It comes up regularly.
> (That doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea; just that we should share wisdom on
> it.)  Maybe there is one, in which case perhaps it could be updated?

There's the FAQ entry about this, which I believe you wrote:

It's on the Haskell wiki, so people could update it with more recent info.


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