[Haskell-cafe] Compilers

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Nov 27 03:22:00 EST 2008

On 2008 Nov 26, at 16:58, Matthias Kilian 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).

On a related topic:  whatever happened to the compiler shootout?   
(Aside from dons leaving unsw)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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