[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] ANNOUNCE: Visual Haskell prerelease 0.2

Krasimir Angelov kr.angelov at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 07:41:34 EST 2006

VSHaskell isn't interfacing with .NET but is a COM server written in
Haskell. The VStudio IDE is actually implemented in C but is using COM
as an interface to the various plugins. That way you can implement the
plugin in C++/.NET/Haskell or what ever you want. For Eclipse you need
a bridge between JVM and Haskell. In addition you have find some way
to build .so library for Linux.


On 11/30/06, Thiago Arrais <thiago.arrais at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/30/06, Johannes Waldmann <waldmann at imn.htwk-leipzig.de> wrote:
> > The main advantage (Visual Haskell  over eclipsefp) at the moment
> > is that VH uses incremental (on-the-fly) typechecking/compilation
> > while eclipsefp calls the compiler for whole modules?
> I would say this is one of the greatest advantages of VH, don't know if it is
> the main one, but it surely is an advantage. I wonder how VH achieves that.
> I imagine it manages to run GHC (it uses GHC, right?) inside the .Net VM
> or at least access it through some programmatic interface using some kind
> of native/VM data conversion. GHC code (and not VH code) do the
> typechecking/compilation tricks. Is that right?
> Eclipse is Java and I am pretty sure we can do something similar with it
> and we actually did something like the second approach prior to version
> 0.9.1, but just for source code parsing. What do we need for that?
> Cheers,
> Thiago Arrais
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