[Haskell-cafe] Compilers book in Haskell

Tommy Thorn tt1729 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 8 03:00:16 CEST 2013

You beat me to it although I'd reverse the order of your list.

Also I wouldn't ignore the classic,
but know that it has next to nothing useful specific to FP languages,
and certainly not lazy languages.


On Apr 7, 2013, at 07:40 , Kristopher Micinski <krismicinski at gmail.com> wrote:

> I disagree about the recommendation for Modern Compiler Design: I
> found it to be a pretty good introduction to compiler technology, but
> not functional programming with compilers, it's coverage was *very*
> shallow.
> By contrast, I can recommend both Compiling with Continuations (the
> "standard" text on implementing compilers in functional languages,
> using ML as an example), and The Implementation of Functional
> Programming Languages [2].
> This topic is covered pretty well in course material scattered
> throughout the web, (lots of course with online pdf sets about
> implementing functional compilers), but not in a comprehensive fashion
> that talks about more complex aspects of compiling functional
> languages.  Implementing Functional Langauges: a tutorial, is also
> excellent and worth a look.
> kris
> [1] http://www.amazon.com/Compiling-Continuations-Andrew-W-Appel/dp/052103311X
> [2] http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/simonpj/papers/slpj-book-1987/index.htm
> [3] http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/simonpj/Papers/pj-lester-book/
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Sergey Bushnyak
> <sergey.bushnyak at sigrlami.eu> wrote:
>> Books about compilers is rare artifact, in comparison to some technology
>> books. It is uncommon to see topics on compilers for functional languages.
>> I was surprised, when saw it in "Modern Compiler Design", which I've
>> mentioned earlier. "Compiler design" series from Springer maybe reveal
>> topics on FL in future as it become more popular. In new books about 1/5 of
>> it is about FL, but very basic stuff.
>> Кnowledge mostly lies in research papers, occasional articles like "The
>> Glasgow Haskell Compiler"[1] in AOSA from creators, and source code :)
>> [1] http://www.aosabook.org/en/ghc.html
>> --
>> Best regards,
>> Sergey Bushnyak
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