[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell on ARM (was Re: ANN: Topkata)

Dan Mead d.w.mead at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 17:14:24 EST 2009

has there been any movement on this topic? i'm also interested in haskell on

do you guys thing telling ghc to emit C and then compiling that for arm is a
better route than
getting direct compilation to work?


On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 3:55 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Joe Buehler wrote:
>> Simon Marlow wrote:
>>  For the registerised port, you really need a native code generator (the
>>> mangler is on death row, yay).  At a rough guess, I'd say porting the NCG
>>> would take a couple of weeks or so for someone unfamiliar with the code.
>>> Hopefully we'll improve that when we refactor the NCG as part of the backend
>>> overhaul.
>> Is there any documentation on the NCG?  I ported 6.6 to HPUX 11 some time
>> ago
>> and looked at the NCG but didn't do it for PA-RISC because it was going to
>> take too
>> much time to understand.  I was leaning towards the approach of trying to
>> translate
>> the code generator for another processor into PA-RISC.
> There's some old documentation, some of it is still relevant but probably
> much of it is out of date now:
> http://darcs.haskell.org/ghc/docs/comm/the-beast/ncg.html
> the best doc is the code, I'm afraid (but it has lot of illuminating
> comments and you can get a long way with cut-and-paste).
> Cheers,
>        Simon
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