[Haskell-cafe] Re: How many "Haskell Engineer I/II/III"s are there?
marlowsd at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 10:59:24 EST 2010
On 11/02/2010 20:57, Alp Mestanogullari wrote:
> It seems quite big for a 3 months project made by a student, though.
No kidding :-) I last rewrote the RTS in 1998:
So as you can see from that announcement, it took "a few months" to
rewrite the RTS. At the time, we redesigned things quite a bit, so that
includes changes in the compiler too. Back then of course the RTS
didn't have a few things it has now:
- anything to do with multithreading or parallel execution
- generational GC
- dynamic linking and the byte-code interpreter (GHCi)
- asynchronous exceptions (throwTo)
- event logging and tracing
but even so, it was about 20k lines. It did have concurrency, a 2-space
GC, the FFI, all the primitives, and lots of debugging code.
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