[Haskell-cafe] jhc speed

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Sun Feb 22 09:25:26 EST 2009

Is there any conceivable factoring of GHC that would allow you to  
sandwich the core of jhc in between the front and back ends of GHC? Or  
are the architectures so fundamentally incompatible as to make this  

Such a factoring would be one way the community could help, and if  
successful, it would allow you to better focus on the really important  


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On Feb 20, 2009, at 4:14 PM, John Meacham wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:52:27PM +0100, Thomas Davie wrote:
>> On 20 Feb 2009, at 23:44, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
>>> Hello John,
>>> Saturday, February 21, 2009, 1:33:12 AM, you wrote:
>>>> Don't forget jhc:
>>> i was pretty sure that jhc will be as fast as gcc :) unfortunately,
>>> jhc isn't our production compiler
>> Why not?  There's nothing stopping you from choosing any Haskell
>> compiler you like.  If jhc gives you the performance you need –  
>> use it.
> Heh. He probably meant something more like "jhc is not a production
> compiler" which is true for a lot of projects. For projects of
> substantial size or that require many extensions, jhc falls somewhat
> short. It is getting better though. Of course, help is always
> appreciated. :)
>        John
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