[Haskell-cafe] A language that runs on the JVM or .NET has the advantage of Oracle & Microsoft making those layers more parallelizable.
michael at snoyman.com
Mon Aug 1 05:08:10 CEST 2011
On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Niklas Larsson <metaniklas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I m not GHC developer but wouldn't JVM LLVM backend be sufficient? Since
>> new GHC AFAIK uses LLVM then it would allow compiling Haskell to LLVM
>> and LLVM to JVM.
> The hard part wouldn't be the code generation, but the interop with
> the class libraries, finding a workable way to use Java classes from
> Haskell and exporting Haskell code masquerading as Java classes.
I personally would be very happy to just get Haskell code to run in
the JVM, forgetting entirely about interop. It would greatly reduce
barrier-to-entry when trying to send Haskell code to clients.
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