[Haskell-cafe] Android and Haskell

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+hs at mega-nerd.com
Wed Jun 17 02:31:53 EDT 2009

Vasili I. Galchin wrote:

>      I was just reading a Linux Mag article on Android and scripting. The
> underlying OS is Linux?

Yes, as is the OS for the new Palm Pre.

> Python is one of the scripting languages.
> http://code.google.com/p/android-scripting/   ... Is Python one of the
> supported languages simply because it (I think) has JVM bindings?

There is something called Jython which is Python on the JVM, but
I don't think its widely used in comparison to standard Python
which has its own VM written on C.

I would be somewhat suprised if Python on andriod was Jython
rather than native Python.

> My bottom
> line question is what is preventing Haskell98 from running on "Android" if
> Python can?

Well if the android phones have a JVM then something like OpenQuark
should do the trick.


Erik de Castro Lopo

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