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

Conrad Meyer konrad at tylerc.org
Wed Jan 28 15:12:21 EST 2009

On Wednesday 28 January 2009 08:15:44 am Braden Shepherdson wrote:
> Dan Mead wrote:
> > has there been any movement on this topic? i'm also interested in
> > haskell on arm
> >
> >
> > 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?
> If you look on the GHC-on-ARM page[1], you'll find my attempts to
> bootstrap GHC 6.6 (the last version where cross-compiling GHC actually
> worked) to ARM.
> The only success I had was in using jhc (not GHC) to generate portable
> C, which cross-compiled and ran fine (on my Nokia N810). GHC's C
> wouldn't compile out of the box, and I'm not sure what libraries or
> other hackery is required to make it do so.
> Details of the failed cross-compilation and success with jhc are on the
> wiki page[1].
> I'd love to have this working, but I have no time at all this term.
> Braden Shepherdson
> shepheb

Have you considered trying to bootstrap ghc with jhc?

Conrad Meyer <konrad at tylerc.org>

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