[Haskell-cafe] off-topic question: why invent new Haskell-like compile-to-js functional languages when we have awesome js_of_ocaml ?

Hans Höglund hans at hanshoglund.se
Tue Nov 12 12:20:50 UTC 2013

It is actually confirmed that GHCJS will go into an official GHC release? I have not been able to find that information on the GHC tracker.

I have tried GHCJS, Haste and the UHC-JS in the past and found Haste the most easy to install and use. As far as I know, GHCJS and Haste are the only compilers to support all GHC extensions. 

Of course, this actualizes that old question of whether pervasive use of GHC-only extensions is A Good Thing... yet still I keep finding {-# LANGUAGE DeriveTraversable, ViewPatterns, TypeFamilies … #-} on top of my source files.


On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:32 PM, ?mer Sinan A?acan <omeragacan at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I'm aware of this, but when I first tried it a few months ago, it was
>> not easy to use at all. Is it changed now?
> The biggest bump in usability will come from it not being just in HEAD
> with everything about building it that that implies. (next release of GHC
> will have it)
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