[Haskell-cafe] Re: Wikipedia on first-class object
jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Fri Dec 28 19:08:14 EST 2007
On 28 Dec 2007, at 12:08 PM, Cristian Baboi wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 19:18:33 +0200, ChrisK
> <haskell at list.mightyreason.com> wrote:
>> This thread is obviously a source of much fun. I will play too.
> Well, it starts with Wikipedia ... :-)
>>> What is the definition of an entry point in Haskell ?
>> "Haskell" does not have such a concept. At all. An
>> implementation may have
>> such a concept.
> Then a Haskell module know nothing about them.
>> Most people on this list define "Haskell" as any attempt at an
>> implementation of
>> one of the standards which define Haskell, most recently the
>> Hakell 98 standard.
>> This can be nhc / yhc / ghc / hugs / winhugs / helium / jhc. Some
>> of these
>> compile to native code, some compile to byte code for a virtual
>> machine. If an
>> implementation can compile separately, then it might support
>> dynamic libraries.
>> If so then a specific version of that compiler will define its own
>> implementation specific concept of an entry point.
> How can one make portable dynamic libraries then ?
If by portable you mean, works on /both/ OSs, then GHC-specific
should be portable enough for you...
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