[Haskell-cafe] exp implementation

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 16:37:21 CEST 2013

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 1:38 AM, Christopher Howard <
christopher.howard at frigidcode.com> wrote:

> Hi. For my own learning, I wanted to see how the exp function is
> implemented in GHC. I have GHC 7.4.1 source code open, but I'm having
> trouble figuring out which file the actual function definition is in. I see
>  expFloat    (F# x) = F# (expFloat# x)

expFloat# is likely a primop; good luck.... Primops aka primitive
operations are generally implemented in the compiler backend as assembly
language or Cmm code. Untangling that part of ghc makes my head swim. >.>

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