H-core (was: Re: ~ patterns)

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Feb 2 19:45:25 EST 2006

> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 11:19:09AM +0000, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> > There is a potential confusion here between the H-core language as used
> > in the Haskell'98 report, and ghc's current external-core language.
> > The former contains classes, and the latter does not.  Ghc-core has
> > type-lambdas, but H-core does not.  Ghc-core has unboxed values,
> > H-core does not.
> Yeah, core is a pretty overloaded term in haskell. Here I was definitly
> thinking of Haskell Core, as in a subset of haskell' that is still pure
> haskell and will compile via any haskell' compiler. I try to get in the
> habit of alway saying the full haskell core, ghc core, or jhc core (is
> there an nhc core?) but sometimes get sloppy.

Oh, I use "Core" for GHC's IR, and "the Haskell core" for the lang in
the report.

-- Don

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