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

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Nov 12 15:03:03 EST 2010

On 11/11/2010 04:12 PM, Simon Marlow wrote:
> On 04/11/2010 22:38, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>> 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".

Wow! Your name must be Simon or... oh, wait...

And to think that in 1993 I was still playing with BASIC. :-(

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