[Haskell-cafe] Pruning the Front Page

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 22:02:00 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Thomas
DuBuisson<thomas.dubuisson at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> I think we should remove unmaintained or refocused implementations
> from the haskell.org front page.  This would mean removing:
>    YHC - unmaintained, hasn't built for me in a while
>    LHC - Not a standalone compiler these days - perhaps should be
> linked as a GHC subproject?
> Other than those I'd propose NHC but I'm guessing that would get some
> pushback (even though it currently doesn't build for me).  Before
> anyone brings up HUGS I'll just say that 1) it is used 2) it builds 3)
> at least it's been updated more recently than the Haskell langauge.
> Thomas

What about UHC and JHC? They're both maintained (in their varying
degrees), but I don't think they can do anything but pure Haskell
'98*, and I dunno whether they could even compile the Cabal packages
which are/depend only on Haskell '98.

What should our criterion be? Just maintained? Maintained and at least
able to compile Haskell '98 source? Maintained, able to compile
Haskell '98, and also the pure Haskell '98 subset of Hackage?

I prefer the last triplet since it's the best for newbies and the
minimum necessary for practicality beyond rolling everything oneself,
but perhaps that's too strict for everyone else.

* by which I mean Haskell '98, the FFI, and hierarchical modules


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