[Haskell-cafe] Haskell on JVM

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 10:12:50 EDT 2009

There has been a scheme with tail recursion on the JVM for a long time
IIRC.  SISC right?

At least I am fairly certain it does.
On Friday, June 26, 2009, Timo B. Hübel <t.h at gmx.info> wrote:
>> 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?
> Thanks,
> Timo
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