[Haskell-cafe] Re: GHC for .NET?
dsyme at microsoft.com
Wed Jan 5 07:10:53 EST 2005
> I've heard complaints about the unsuitability of the Java VM for lazy
> functional languages. I wonder if the CLR also has issues for this?
The CLR has some technical features that make it more attractive than
the JVM, e.g. pointer-based unsafe code (useful for some closure
representations), tailcalls, generics, light-weight code generation (the
latter can be used for mixed interpretation/compilation with code
But in the end it will depends on what your goals are - you will
probably take a performance hit, but you will get a lot of benefits,
e.g. loads of great libraries and tools. I think a variant of Haskell
could find a niche in the context of either Java or .NET.
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Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Re: GHC for .NET?
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"Don Syme" <dsyme at microsoft.com> wrote:
> 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.
I've heard complaints about the unsuitability of the Java VM for lazy
functional languages. I wonder if the CLR also has issues for this?
Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA
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