[Haskell-cafe] Embedded scripting Language for haskell app

John Lask jvlask at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 18 03:42:50 EDT 2010

On 18/08/2010 12:20 PM, Stephen Sinclair wrote:

you could script in haskell by embedding hugs. Hugs exe + base lib ~ 1MB.

> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 6:05 AM, Hemanth Kapila<saihemanth at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Can some one please give me a suggestion on the best choice for an embedded
>> scripting Language for a haskell application?
>> I mean, something like guile/lua for c/c++ and groovy/jruby for java.
>> For quite some time, I've been using a lisp-like interpreter that I
>> implemented myself. But this is not going too well - going by this road, I
>> suspect I will end up with a mule. I am looking for a pony (a declarative
>> programming language). I am okay with a donkey too.
>> baskell[1] seems interesting. And there's hslua[2].
>> Can one use hint[3] like this ?
> How about a tiny lisp or scheme interpreter?  Lots of those to choose
> from, (including some written in Haskell) and with a few clever macros
> you could easily provide a declarative DSL for users to work with.  I
> see that you mentioned guile, but even tinyscheme would be pretty
> powerful and only add a few K to your project.
> This raises the question, what is the smallest (or most embeddable
> anyway) Haskell interpreter that can be built?
> Steve
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