[Haskell-cafe] Haskell on JVM

Timo B. Hübel t.h at gmx.info
Fri Jun 26 08:09:11 EDT 2009

> Incidentally, I am looking for someone well versed in the JVM who wants
> to help spearhead a JVM back end for jhc. 

I would love to see this! With the current advent of all those languages 
targeting at the JVM (Groovy, Scala, Clojure) I think a JVM backend for a 
Haskell compiler could, together with proper Java interop, make for a major 
breakthrough of Haskell in general.

Unforunately, as I can tell from my halfknowledge, the JVM lacks some 
important functionality required for properly targeting functional language 
features on the JVM.

And here comes my question: If there is anybody with proper knowledge about 
this issue, I would really like to know what are those things that are 
missing? For example, Clojure lacks proper tail recrusion optimization due to 
some missing functionality in the JVM. But does anybody know the details?


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