[Haskell-cafe] running ghci simply

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Sep 6 17:33:20 EDT 2010

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On 9/6/10 04:08 , Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> On 6 September 2010 18:00, Johann Bach <johann.bach1127 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Regarding runhaskell: the last time I tried it, it compiled the
>> program, but I want to use the interpreter. I have a script-like
>> application in which the code will be changing frequently and I want
>> to run it and see the results quickly.
> Unless on Windows it does something differently, that shouldn't
> happen: on *nix it just interprets the file and doesn't compile it.

Even "interpreted" Haskell is actually compiled to bytecode first.  This
shouldn't be visible when invoked via runhaskell/runghc/ghc -e, though.

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