[Haskell-cafe] Alternatives to hs-plugins?
jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Oct 6 09:16:54 EDT 2005
I'm thinking of porting my OfflineIMAP program from Python to Haskell.
In the configuration file for OfflineIMAP, I permit people to use a
Python lambda expression for some things. For instance:
folderfilter = lambda foldername: not re.search('(^Trash$|Del)', foldername)
So I think it would be useful to be able to do something similar in
Haskell. hs-plugins immediately occured to me. But there are several
problems with it:
1. Only works with GHC (no Hugs)
2. Only as portable as ghci. So quite a few platforms that are
important to me would be excluded (Alpha, ARM, AIX, etc.)
I'm wondering if there are any alternatives? Can a Haskell program
using Hugs call Hugs to evaluate an arbitrary hunk of code? Is there
any portable Haskell interpreter written in Haskell?
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