[Haskell-cafe] Haskell vs Ruby as a scripting language

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 10:15:22 EST 2007


> > Also, I recommend looking into embedding YHC. I have not had a
> > chance to use
> > it yet, but it looks like it is a better fit to an "interpreter-only"
> > embedding situation than GHC--with GHC, you are getting a lot more
> > than you
> > seem to be asking for.
> I would want to compile code as well. Compile bits of code <100 lines
> at a time and load them back into my app for execution. Does YHC
> compile and how efficiently?

Yhc can happily compile code and run it. You'll probably pay a factor
of 2-8 times slower than GHC, depending on what the code does. The
entire Yhc binary distribution on Windows is 8Mb, of which 6Mb is the



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