[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hugs on the iphone
Alberto R. Galdo
argaldo.haskell at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 11:17:45 EDT 2008
Seems that someone in this list got hugs working on the iPhone...
Miguel, are you out there?
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Braden Shepherdson <
Braden.Shepherdson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Braden Shepherdson
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