[Haskell-cafe] Hugs for Zaurus

Graham Klyne gk at ninebynine.org
Tue Jan 25 10:31:03 EST 2005

At 11:31 24/01/05 -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 04:48:49PM +0000, Graham Klyne wrote:
> > At 20:15 21/01/05 +0000, John Goerzen wrote:
> > >I have built a fixed Hugs for the Zaurus PDA running the OpenZaurus
> > >distribution.  Download here:
> > >http://quux.org/devel/zaurus/hugs_hugs98-Nov2003-r1_arm.ipk
> >
> > Cool!
> >
> > I've often thought Haskell should be a good language for programming PDA
> > functions, as a kind of super-calculator.  Now I've seen versions 
> mentioned
> > for two PDAs, but no Palm yet.
>Out of curiosity, do you know what the other PDA is?

It was WinCE, announced hereabouts recently...


>I suspect the reason there's nothing for Palm is because one probably
>can't just port to it in the normal sense.  For isntance, until
>recently, PalmOS had no notion of a filesystem, though it does have
>simplistic database functions built in and a type/creator thing similar
>to older versions of MacOS.  Memory is also quite constrained on many
>Palms, and I think management is different than in standard C, but I'm
>not certain of that.
>The port to Zaurus is easy because it is a real OS (Linux) on it.  Even
>comes with a terminal emulator.  And one can run Debian or X
>(www.pdaxrom.org) on it, too.  It's a good PDA for a geek :-)

Graham Klyne
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