[Haskell-cafe] GHC on LLVM (was Re: ANN / CFP - LLVM bindings for Haskell)

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Fri Jan 4 12:46:12 EST 2008

Ryan Dickie wrote:
> Maybe I am asking an uninformed n00b question but how come GHC has 
> fvia-C and are also working on an asm backend. Is there any reason why 
> they could not build off the work of LLVM (which supports various 
> architectures) then ditch those two backends and call it a day?

You are not the first to think of it, and surely not the last!

Whilst it's a very interesting idea, I believe there are reasons why it 
may not solve all our problems:



and others in that thread.


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