[Haskell-cafe] How much of Haskell was possible 20 years ago?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Oct 21 15:02:49 EDT 2007

On Oct 21, 2007, at 14:40 , Maurí cio wrote:

> I like Haskell, and use it as my main
> language. However, compiling a Haskell program
> usually takes a lot of memory and CPU. So I was

To some extent this is just a matter of Haskell not having been  
around that long ago:  as ghc evolves, it's been getting better about  
this.  Before ghc snapshots stopped being able to compile themselves  
(*grumble* --- is this fixed yet?) I found that ghc 6.7 compiling  
itself didn't do nearly as much violence to my desktop machine as  
compiling 6.7 (or 6.8pre or 6.9) with ghc 6.4 / 6.6 / 6.6.1.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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