[Haskell-cafe] Opinion about JHC

Bayley, Alistair Alistair.Bayley at invesco.com
Mon Nov 16 06:35:25 EST 2009

> From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org 
> [mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of John Meacham
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 08:55:51PM +0000, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> > That was indeed my point.  Since a compiler is a 
> substantial program I
> > would have more confidence it a compiler that is self-hosting.
> > Surely you must have tried?
> [...] I never understood the desire to have it be self-hosting [...]

I think you did, once. Quoting from here (from section "The story of

"Writing a compiler is also doubly efficient to begin with, since if you
self-compile improvements not only give you a better optimizer, but also
speed up your self-compiled compiler."

I was looking forward to the day jhc became self-hosting.

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