[Haskell-cafe] Re: "Haskell is a scripting language inspired by Python."

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 11:12:44 EST 2010

On 04/11/2010 22:38, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> It happened at various universities around the world.  Look at the
> original Haskell committee and you'll get a good idea where.
> The smallest Haskell I know of is Gofer/Hugs; it originally ran on a 640k PCs.
> Before that languages like SASL and KRC ran on PDP-11 with 64k memory.
> None of these had a compiler that was bootstrapped, but I had a simple
> functional language that compiled itself and ran in 64K.
> The smallest bootstrapped Haskell compiler is NHC which (I think) runs
> in a few MB.

I bootstrapped GHC from the intermediate C files on a 640K PC around 
1993 or so.  I don't remember exactly, but I think it might have worked, 
for some small value of "work".


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