[Haskell-cafe] GHC API?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Jan 10 14:16:40 EST 2008

>    Hello,
>          I am reading
>    [1]http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Commentary/Compiler/API. Is
>    the GHC API a means of reflection Haskell? Or to put more simply what is
>    its intent?

It can be used for reflection, since it exposes the interpreter at

I think the original intent was a reusable code base of Haskell
compiler/interpreter/type checker code, supporting all Haskell + GHC
extensions, callable from Haskell, making language research, and new
Haskell tools easier.

-- Don

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