[Haskell-cafe] Haskell -> .NET

Paul Sujkov psujkov at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 10:03:04 EDT 2009

Hi Peter,

it seems that this question has been already raised before:


and there are some .Net interop implementations on the net (it is a question
how mature they are, however):


2009/9/16 Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com>

> I heard that compiling Haskell to Java is not obvious since tail calls
> are not supported.
> .NET's intermediate language (IL) does support tail calls, however it
> is currently slower than regular calls, and is not always supported by
> all JITs.
> But given that F# will soon be officially released, I hope that
> eventually tail calls will work as expected, and fast
> See e.g.
> http://blogs.msdn.com/clrcodegeneration/archive/2009/05/11/tail-call-improvements-in-net-framework-4.aspx
> So, might it be worth considering a .NET backend for a Haskell compiler?
> Peter Verswyvelen
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Regards, Paul Sujkov
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