[Haskell-cafe] Haskell -> .NET
ganesh.sittampalam at credit-suisse.com
Wed Sep 16 10:27:31 EDT 2009
I think Sigbjorn's binding (http://haskell.forkio.com/dotnet/
<http://haskell.forkio.com/dotnet/> as linked below) is the most
complete and likely to work, but it's still just a binding not a
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[mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Matthew
Sent: 16 September 2009 15:25
To: Peter Verswyvelen
Cc: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Haskell -> .NET
There was in fact another attempt as well, Salsa:
This showed quite a bit of promise but unfortunately was not more than
just an experiment.
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com>
Yes, but interop only touches the surface of what is possible.
When a Haskell compiler could create IL code, it would be
use the generated code inside a sandbox, e.g. to be used on the
loadable Silverlight code.
Of course the same could be said about other virtual machines,
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
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
something cool during the summer :)
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Paul Sujkov <psujkov at gmail.com>
> 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
>> are not supported.
>> .NET's intermediate language (IL) does support tail calls,
>> is currently slower than regular calls, and is not always
>> all JITs.
>> But given that F# will soon be officially released, I hope
>> eventually tail calls will work as expected, and fast
>> See e.g.
>> So, might it be worth considering a .NET backend for a
>> Peter Verswyvelen
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> Regards, Paul Sujkov
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