[Haskell-cafe] real-time audio processing [Was: can Haskell do everyting as we want?]

Job Vranish job.vranish at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 10:41:38 EDT 2010

Yeah Atom is pretty slick, though unfortunately it's not quite powerful
enough for much of the stuff that we do.

John Van Enk and I are actually working on a language that's similar to C
(and compiles to C), but has polymorphism, type inference and other goodies.
The goal is to make working on embedded systems a bit less painful, while
still being able to do anything that C can do (like run on an 8 bit micro).
Hopfully, if things go as planned, we'll have a working beta out by the end
of the month :)

- Job

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:

> job.vranish:
> > + 1
> >
> >
> > This is probably the biggest obstacle to using Haskell where I work.
> (Aviation
> > industry, software for flight management systems for airplanes)
> >
> > We often need to perform some computations with hard deadlines, say every
> 20ms,
> > with very little jitter.
> > Major GC's spoil the fun; It's quite easy to have a major GC take longer
> than
> > 20ms, and currently they are not "pauseable" (nor is it trivial to make
> them
> > so).
> >
> > It would be very nice to have some annotation/DSL/compiler-flag that
> would let
> > me run a small block of mostly regular haskell code under hard, real-time
> > constraints.
> >
> > Hmm, it looks like the HASP project is working on some of this, though
> I'm not
> > sure how portable their work is back to GHC: http://hasp.cs.pdx.edu/
> >
> Or look at EDSLs, like Atom:
>    http://hackage.haskell.org/package/atom
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