[Haskell-cafe] What *not* to use Haskell for

Dan Piponi dpiponi at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 16:06:54 EST 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Andrew Coppin
<andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> In other words, Haskell is an excellent language for designing
> special-purpose compilers and interpretters for custom languages. ;-)
> If I knew a damned thing about IA32 assembly and dynamic linkage, I'd be
> tempted to try it myself...

You could generate assembly language instructions directly. But if you
use the Haskell LLVM bindings your generated code will be (1) platform
independent and (2) optimised. I think there's a cool project lurking

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