[Haskell-cafe] Compilers

David Menendez dave at zednenem.com
Wed Nov 26 17:14:57 EST 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:58 PM, Matthias Kilian <kili at outback.escape.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 09:35:01PM +0000, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> >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 would't call nhc experimental; it's quite usable, at least for
> standard Haskell-98 stuff (plus some language extensions).

How old is nhc? I've always thought of it as one of the "big three",
but I don't really know how far back it goes compared to ghc.

Dave Menendez <dave at zednenem.com>

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