[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hugs on the iphone
Braden.Shepherdson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 10:56:39 EDT 2008
Braden Shepherdson wrote:
> 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
> Braden Shepherdson
>  http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/ArmLinuxGhc
I failed completely to mention Hugs: I don't think it exists, but I
think someone managed to port it to the Nintendo DS a while back, so it
should be possible.
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