A prototype explorer for Haskell

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj@microsoft.com
Fri, 10 Nov 2000 08:17:54 -0800

| 2) Why can't we as a community create "front-end" tools such as this
| that can be used with several compiler back-ends?  I must admit I was
| disappointed when the grand "Hugs/GHC merger" was abandoned (I'm not
| criticizing the decision, just expressing my disappointment). 

Me too.  But don't worry: GHCi is showing signs of life, and it'll
provide exactly the functionality that the Hugs/GHC merger was
going to offer.

| In fact,
| whatever happened to the effort to add Haskell to one of languages
| supported by Microsoft's Visual IDE?

Daan Leijen did quite a lot, but I'm not sure where he's got to.