[Haskell-cafe] yi or not to yi was: IDE?

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Mon Jun 18 15:58:52 EDT 2007

Creighton Hogg wrote:
> On 6/18/07, *Andrew Coppin* <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com 
> <mailto:andrewcoppin at btinternet.com>> wrote:
>     That reminds me... Somebody should write an *OS* in Haskell! :-D
> Well, there hasn't been a lot of work done on the subject but you 
> probably should look at
> http://programatica.cs.pdx.edu/House/
> Now if you're seriously asking how one would do it, the basic approach 
> taken in the paper was to create a monad H that was a controlled 
> subset of IO & that did all the fundamental interactions with the the 
> hardware.  The operations of H, as with IO, have to be primitives in 
> the runtime that you're using and probably written in C or assembly.

I read about House once. It seemed too far-out to be true.

OTOH, it's only a proof-of-concept system. I doubt it will ever become a 
real, usable system, sadly.

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