[Haskell-cafe] Somewhat random history question - chicken and egg

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Sun Nov 11 04:20:39 EST 2007

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007, Andrew Coppin wrote:

> Somebody just asked me
> "...if GHC is written in Haskell, how the heck did they compile GHC in
> the first place?"

... and what happens, if they add a new feature, use it in the compiler
itself, and then it turns out, that the implementation of the new feature
was buggy?

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