[Haskell-cafe] Re: nhc vs ghc
lennart at augustsson.net
Sat Nov 24 20:12:27 EST 2007
Niklas has not disappeared at all. He can be reached at niklas at rojemo.net,
but he's not maintaining nhc.
On Nov 24, 2007 5:48 PM, Stefan O'Rear <stefanor at cox.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 10:44:45AM +0000, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > Hi
> > > > can anyone provide a concise list of the major differences between
> > > > nhc98 and ghc? for example, can i build a cabal package with nhc98?
> > > > get that ghc and nhc98 are not interchangeable, otherwise i am not
> > > > sure
> > The other major differences:
> > * nhc is unavailable on Windows
> > * nhc programs run much slower
> > * nhc has fewer users and fewer developers, meaning more bugs
> There are also a few advantages:
> * It was written on an Acorn A4000, an 80s-era PC with a whopping 3MB of
> memory; as such it is much more memory-friendly than GHC, which at the
> time wanted 16MB for normal use.
> * It's unrelated to GHC, which means that the set of bugs are
> uncorrelated. If you think GHC is doing something wrong, ask NHC for
> a second opinion.
> * It's much easier to port than GHC.
> (And an important disadvantage - The original author of NHC, Niklaus
> Röjemo, has disappeared off the face of the Internet, and the acting
> maintainer doesn't actually grok most of the code.)
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