[Haskell-cafe] GHC for .NET?

Don Syme dsyme at microsoft.com
Mon Jan 3 16:14:26 EST 2005

That's out of date - I abandoned my first effort to do ghc.net in favour
of doing a strict functional language first - F# is the result

We still frequently talk about doing either Haskell.NET or a strict
language much closer to Haskell (perhaps as a stepping stone to doing
Haskell).  But neither are currently active projects.


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[mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of John Goerzen
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Subject: [Haskell-cafe] GHC for .NET?

Over at
I read:

  "The GHC compiler for .NET is currently under development at
  Microsoft Research, Cambridge".

Hmm.  That location sounds familiar :-)  Does anyone know if this is
actually going to happen?  Or if there's any code anywhere, however
experimental, to try?

As a side note, the dotgnu project includes a C-to-CLR compiler,
though it has trouble passing the autoconf stuff in ghc (and I may not
have the expertise to fix it; it is crashing on the alignment tests).

I figure that if I can get portable enough C code out of ghc, and a
runtime compiled to CLR, it should be possible to compile Haskell to
.NET that way.

Anyway, it's just me off on a tangent again.

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