[Haskell-cafe] Re: Comments from Brent Fulgham on Haskell and the shootout

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 04:24:56 EDT 2006

John Meacham wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 02:58:05PM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>>.. (and jhc already generates native C code, so it will have at least
>>>one substantial advantage over GHC) ...
>>Compiling via C is a dead end.  We realised this about 5 years ago, and
>>yet we still haven't managed to shake off the C backend from GHC, but I
>>remain hopeful that one day we will.  /me heads for the cafe...
> Out of curiosity, compiling via C as opposed to what? c--? Parrot? JVM?

C-- ultimately, but in the meantime GHC's built in native-code 
generator.  Our NCG is quite reasonable, and we plan to push it forward 
in various ways to improve the generated code.  There's a wiki page with 
some ideas:



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