[Haskell-cafe] Best way to build a GHC backend?
geddes.jonathan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 17:42:20 CEST 2012
Thanks for all the Info, Brent! I wasn't aware of many of those projects.
I agree that contributing to an existing project is a better idea than
doing something new. I suppose I was hoping there would be an official GHC
contribute to (and use).
On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 8:38 AM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 08, 2012 at 09:21:08AM -0600, Jonathan Geddes wrote:
> > I agree that the Raison d'être for a .NET or JVM backend is interop.
> > Perhaps that's not worth the effort of an entirely new backend.
> > is a different beast, however. I said before:
> > >From my point of view, languages that cannot run on one of the 3
> > > aforementioned platforms will become irrelevant. (with the exception of
> > C,
> > > of course).
> > I'll take that one step further and say that for web applications it is
> > becoming increasingly difficult to justify using a language that WILL NOT
> > ClojureScript), and Dart are just a few examples.
> > ideal web application language. Am I alone in that belief? What can I do
> > get the ball rolling on that?
> I should point out that the ball already IS rolling -- ranging from
> serious full-featured efforts [4,5]. There's even a wiki page listing
> all these and more . The yesod developers share your view that
> well as the ensuing discussion on Reddit . See also Elm , which
> Rather than trying to start yet another effort, what about
> contributing to one of these ongoing ones?
>  http://www.ittc.ku.edu/csdlblog/?p=88
>  http://www.ittc.ku.edu/csdl/fpg/node/125
>  http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/JMacro
>  http://uu-computerscience.github.com/uhc-js/
>  https://github.com/ghcjs/ghcjs
>  http://www.yesodweb.com/blog/2012/04/client-side
>  http://elm-lang.org/
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