[Haskell-cafe] Hugs

Giacomo Tesio giacomo at tesio.it
Wed Apr 20 22:17:55 UTC 2016

The value of C as an implementation language is it's portability.
Also usage as embedded language in many applications is easier with C.

Self hosting is valuable as a proof that a compiler (and the compiled
language) can be used for a complex real world program.
But it does not help with portability.


2016-04-20 20:30 GMT+02:00 Karel Gardas <karel.gardas at centrum.cz>:

> On 04/20/16 07:15 PM, Kosyrev Serge wrote:
>> Giacomo Tesio <giacomo at tesio.it> writes:
>>> Is this a language issue?
>>> I don't think so... but apparently, despite the abundance of language
>>> hackers in the Haskell community, nobody still tried to prove that an
>>> interpreter for the core Haskell language can be written in a
>>> reasonable amount of C code.
>> What is the value of using C as an implementation language [1]?
> Some OSes are C-centric so...
> Shouldn't there be intrinsic value in a self-hosted implementation?
> ...bootstraping Haskell from Haskell raises some concerns. At least IIRC
> the situation in OpenBSD -- if I understand this correctly.
> Karel
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