[Haskell-cafe] Haskell -> .NET
matthew.podwysocki at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 10:25:01 EDT 2009
There was in fact another attempt as well, Salsa:
This showed quite a bit of promise but unfortunately was not more than just
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com>wrote:
> Yes, but interop only touches the surface of what is possible.
> When a Haskell compiler could create IL code, it would be possible to
> use the generated code inside a sandbox, e.g. to be used on the web as
> loadable Silverlight code.
> Of course the same could be said about other virtual machines, such as
> Flash or Java, but I don't know about the tail call issue here.
> I guess for now F# would be the best option, but it would be awesome
> if Haskell compilers could have more backends.
> I realize this is a very big undertaking, and has been mentioned
> before, but it doesn't hurt to refresh the cache lines once in a
> while, so maybe some bright student picks this up and hacks together
> something cool during the summer :)
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Paul Sujkov <psujkov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > it seems that this question has been already raised before:
> > http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2005-January/008244.html
> > and there are some .Net interop implementations on the net (it is a
> > how mature they are, however):
> > http://php.cin.ufpe.br/~haskell/haskelldotnet/<http://php.cin.ufpe.br/%7Ehaskell/haskelldotnet/>
> > http://haskell.forkio.com/dotnet/
> > 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.
> >> So, might it be worth considering a .NET backend for a Haskell compiler?
> >> Peter Verswyvelen
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