[Haskell-cafe] Re: How many "Haskell Engineer I/II/III"s are there?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 11:47:42 EST 2010

On 12/02/10 19:33, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> 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:
>> but even so, it was about 20k lines.
> Man, that's at least two orders of magnitude larger than anything I've
> ever written in my entire life! And to think that's just the RTS - the
> part of GHC that most people don't neven notice. ;-)
> Did you really write all that code single-handedly?

Not entirely, I cribbed heavily from the old RTS which was written by 
various people but mostly Will Partain, and some was written by Alastair 
Reid who was working on porting Hugs to use GHC's RTS at the time - it 
was the death of that project that prompted us to build GHCi, which 
first appeared in GHC version 5.00.


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