[Haskell-cafe] In-place modification

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Sun Jul 8 16:41:35 EDT 2007

On Sun, Jul 08, 2007 at 09:35:10PM +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> GHC HQ is considering retiring the registerised
>> -fvia-C path, leaving only native code for normal use and ANSI C for
>> porting.  This is because mangled C is only about 3% faster according to
>> the GHC benchmark suite, and carries a high maintaince cost.
> It would mean that on Windoze, you don't have to supply gcc and an emulator 
> for running it...

That was also part of the justification.

> (Are you keeping an external assembler and linker, or doing the whole 
> shooting match in GHC?)

Currently, we use gas and ld, yes...


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