[Haskell-cafe] Embedded scripting Language for haskell app

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 18 13:18:16 EDT 2010

Wouter Swierstra wrote:
>>> Can some one please give me a suggestion on the best choice for an
>>> embedded
>>> scripting Language for a haskell application?
> Why not use Haskell itself?

That's not a half-bad idea. However, installing the whole of GHC (or 
worse, HP) just to do a little scripting is almost the very definition 
of the term "overkill".

I don't know if Hugs or JHC would be any easier.

Then again, how many embedded script languages need Software 
Transactional Memory, Nested Data Parallelism, the Foreign Function 
Interface, advanced program optimisation capabilities, and all the other 
things that GHC provides? I think there would probably be some mileage 
in somebody building a simplified Haskell interpretter specifically for 
embedding as a scripting language.

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