[Haskell-cafe] GHC Core still supported?

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 04:25:07 EDT 2006


> External Core is a feature of GHC that is lonely and unloved.  External
> Core longs to have someone to look after it, tell it that it is a Truly
> Useful Feature, and keep it working.

Just for reference, Yhc.Core is deeply loved and very close to my
heart. There are disadvantages to Yhc Core (no types, relatively new
API, only works with Yhc accepted Haskell, can't compile Core files)
and advantages (loved, simple, stable, used, pretty). I'm currently
addressing the last disadvantage, so it will soon be able to compile
Core files.

Not wanting to "poach" GHC users, but for some projects Yhc.Core might
be a better choice. I use it for my PhD, for DrHaskell, and a few
other small projects and its really handy to have. I looked at GHC
Core first, but didn't get very far, partly because it looks a bit
ugly :)

See http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Yhc/API/Core



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