[Haskell-cafe] Code generation and optimisation for compiling Haskell

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 13 09:33:49 CET 2012

JHC itself is based upon Boquist's GRIN language described in his PhD
thesis: Code Optimization Techniques for Lazy Functional Languages

On 13 January 2012 01:50, Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Steve Horne
> <sh006d3592 at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>> Also, what papers should I read? Am I on the right lines with the ones I've
>> mentioned above?
> Thomas Schilling gave you a good response with papers so I will give
> you a different perspective on where to look.
> Most of the Haskell implementations were written by academics studying
> languages and compilers.  This is good but it also implies that the
> implementors are likely to share biases and assumptions.  I know of
> one Haskell compiler in particular that was written by someone who did
> not know Haskell when starting the project.  The compiler was
> developed to be different than GHC.  That person was John Meacham.  He
> created JHC, a work in progress, so you might want to study his
> compiler and implementation notes as they should provide a different
> perspective on how to tackle Haskell implementation and optimization.
> http://repetae.net/computer/jhc/
> I hope that helps,
> Jason
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