[Haskell-cafe] Haskell on JVM
leimy2k at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 10:47:22 EDT 2009
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:12 AM, David Leimbach <leimy2k at gmail.com> wrote:
> There has been a scheme with tail recursion on the JVM for a long time
> IIRC. SISC right?
Ah SISC is interpreted. Clojure is compiled. At least that may be the key
difference to making it work or not.
> 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
> > breakthrough of Haskell in general.
> > Unforunately, as I can tell from my halfknowledge, the JVM lacks some
> > important functionality required for properly targeting functional
> > features on the JVM.
> > And here comes my question: If there is anybody with proper knowledge
> > 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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