[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell on ARM (was Re: ANN: Topkata)

L.Guo leaveye.guo at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 04:26:03 EDT 2008

Thanks for sharing your experences.

I just tried to port GHC 6.8.3 to my TI Davincci (c6446) board by
following the GHC Wiki Building/Porting page [1]. Both arm-compile
and cross-compile version have failed unfortunately.

So, I turn to try compile an local GHC on linux.
It takes me so many time.
I can not finish building it before off work.

[1] http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/Porting#PortingGHCtoanewplatform


From: Jeremy Shaw
At: 2008-06-28 02:57:38
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell on ARM (was Re: ANN: Topkata)


By cross-compilation, I assume you mean, a version of GHC which runs
on x86, but generates ARM assembly? Another option might be to use a
nintendo DS emulator which has been configured to support more RAM and
CPU power ?

A true cross-compiler would be nice though, because it will run much
faster. GHC does have some support for cross-compilation, but in the
current implementation, it is mostly (entirely?) there for
bootstrapping. I have no idea how the ghc backend rewrite for 6.10
will affect this.

Hope this helps,
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