[Haskell-cafe] iPhone/Android and Haskell [Was: Embedded
dons at galois.com
Sat Aug 7 19:44:03 EDT 2010
Only problem is rewriting the GHC runtime in Java... :-)
> Whatever happened to the JVM backend for GHC? That might actually be a
> relatively straightforward solution to the whole "interface to Java" problem.
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > On 19 April 2010 05:29, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > > That's great info -- we do have an unregisterised ARM port of GHC in
> > > Debian, iirc. (And the LLVM backend can generate ARM code too)
> > Sounds good. With regards to LLVM, what dependencies does LLVM ARM
> > code have? Android has gnu libraries not llvm, i don't know if that is
> > okay.
> > A superior approach would be to compile haskell to Java or Dalvik
> > bytecode (or even JVM bytecode if it doesn't use any JIT features;
> > then we can compile that to dalvik bytecode), but this is obviously
> > more work if we already have an ARM port.
> More work also in that you need to port the runtime system to Java...
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