[Haskell-cafe] Compilers

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Nov 27 03:23:46 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)

Malcolm continues the tradition,


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