[Haskell-cafe] Re: nhc vs ghc

jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr
Sat Nov 24 07:00:24 EST 2007

Neil Mitchell answers: 

>> > can anyone provide a concise list of the major differences between
>> > nhc98 and ghc? for example, can i build a cabal package with nhc98? i
>> > get that ghc and nhc98 are not interchangeable, otherwise i am not
>> > sure
> The other major differences: 
> (1)* nhc is unavailable on Windows
> (2)* nhc programs run much slower
> (3)* nhc has fewer users and fewer developers, meaning more bugs

It would be preposterous to replace the Authors, who maight give a
*serious* answer to this question, but: 

1. It IS available on Windows.
2. Since it is interpreted, you should compare it with GHCi, not with
  compiled programs. The comparison is NOT BAD.
3. Premises correct, conclusion speculative. Probable, but when you
  *accuse* somebody, then *prove* it. 

Jerzy Karczmarczuk
(who has nothing to do with nhc, but who respects enormously this effort) 

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