[Haskell-cafe] Haskell on the JVM

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Mon Oct 27 17:54:10 EDT 2008

Please, oh please, get it into GHC Head! You'll be my hero.


John A. De Goes
[n minds are better than n-1]

On Oct 27, 2008, at 3:02 PM, Brian Alliet wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:58:11AM +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>> Is there an interest in hosting GHC on the JVM (besides my own).
> Yep. I wrote a JVM backend for GHC (LambdaVM). It is suffering from
> bit-rot though. I think this thread has re-spaked my interest in it
> though.
>> I don't think it's so hard to translate GHC's Core language to the
>> JVM.
> Definitely not. That is more or less the route I took (I actually
> transform STG it into yet another simple intermediate laguage that is
> more JVM friendly, this was more for optimization purposes though).
> While C-- looks fantastic for generating native code, it just didn't
> seem worth the effort to shoehorn it into the JVM. Although I haven't
> looked at any of the new backend stuff, I suspect it still won't be
> suitable for the JVM.
> -Brian
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