[Haskell-cafe] haskell on llvm?

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 13 19:21:29 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 15:58 -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> clawsie:
> > has anyone ever considered using llvm as a infrastructure for haskell
> > compilation? it wold seem people are looking at building frontends for
> > scheme, ocaml, etc. i don't know if an alternate backend is
> > appropriate, but it would seem to be an interesting way to aggregate
> > the best thinking for various optimizations over a more diverse group
> > of developers.
> People are definitely interested in it. Needs some people with compiler
> experience and GHC experience to tackle it seriously, I suspect.

Reading and writing llvm files could also be useful to
prototype/implement compiler passes using Haskell.

/ Thomas

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