[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hugs on the iphone
Braden.Shepherdson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 10:50:42 EDT 2008
Alberto R. Galdo wrote:
> Hi, is there any chance of having hugs compile for the iPhone?
> Cross-compiling? Compiling directly on the iPhone?
The iPhone, like most modern mobile devices, is based on the ARM
processor, for which there is currently no GHC port.
However, jhc outputs portable C code which can be (cross) compiled for
ARM. I have succeeded in building Haskell code with jhc on my desktop
(x86 Linux), then cross-compiling the resulting C code in a scratchbox
environment for my Nokia N810.
In short, if you can compile C code for the iPhone (cross-compiled or
native), you can probably use jhc to turn Haskell into suitable C.
jhc is not self-hosting, and it requires gcc as a back-end, so it isn't
suitable for running on the device.
See also the GHC-on-ARM project, an attempt to port GHC to ARM Linux
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