[Haskell-cafe] GSOC idea: Haskell JVM bytecode library

Chris Eidhof chris at eidhof.nl
Fri Mar 26 17:44:18 EDT 2010

On 26 mrt 2010, at 22:37, Alexandru Scvortov wrote:

> How stable is it?

I don't know. I remember that we didn't have to change anything and that everything just worked.

> Was it easy to use?

Actually yes, because:

> Did it have enough documentation?

I think we used the Java documentation. The nice thing about the hsjava library is that it provides datatypes that closely match assembly.

> Do you think it could use a rewrite?  If so, what should be done differently?
> Could it be extended into something more?

I guess it could be double-checked and released on hackage. Maybe add tail-call support to the library?

> (sorry for the barrage of questions, but you're the one person I've seen so 
> far, apart from the original programmer, that has experience with this)

Only very little experience. It was a project of a couple of weeks.


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