[Haskell-cafe] Somewhat random history question - chicken and egg
bjpop at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Sun Nov 11 20:15:39 EST 2007
On 12/11/2007, at 4:32 AM, Neil Mitchell wrote:
>>>> bear no resemblence to any machine-level constructs, and it "seems"
>>>> unthinkable that you could possibly write such a compiler in
>>>> but Haskell itself.
>>> Hugs is written in C.
>> Really? :-.
> Really :-)
>> (Seriously, how big is Hugs? It must be quite large...)
> 56111 lines, with an additional 5917 for the WinHugs bit.
If I remember correctly, the early versions of the Clean compiler
were written in C. Then at some stage they re-wrote it in Clean.
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