[Haskell-cafe] Compilers

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Nov 26 16:35:01 EST 2008

Jake McArthur wrote:
> Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> Don Stewart wrote:
>>> Noteworthy,
>>>                * lhc-20081121: “Lhc Haskell Compiler”
>> Interesting. I can't find out any information about this...
> It is a fork of the JHC compiler, which should be easier to look up. 
> There is also Hugs, as you mentioned. In addition, you may want to 
> look at YHC and NHC.

Yeah, the "implementations" page on the Wiki basically says that there's 
GHC and Hugs, and there's also these things called YHC, NHC and JHC. All 
the documentation I've read makes these latter compilers sound highly 
experimental and unusable. (I don't recall specifically which of them, 
but I remember hearing it can't even compile the Prelude yet.) They seem 
like small projects which are probably interesting to hack with, but not 
much use if you're trying to produce production-grade compiled code to 
give to a customer...

OTOH, I haven't ever attempted to *use* any of these compilers. I only 
read about them...

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