Release: Mondrian and Haskell for .NET

Nigel Perry
Wed, 22 Nov 2000 22:31:12 +0100

We have just released a new version of Mondrian, a new functional 
language for OO environments. This version is a prototype which 
targets Microsoft's new .NET platform. Mondrian is a non-strict 
functional language with threads, exceptions and interlanguage 
working - think of it as Haskell "light" with extras. Documentation 
is provided in the form of a paper and example programs, i.e. we 
haven't written proper documentation yet ;-)

Also released is our first prototype of Haskell for .NET. This is a 
modified version of GHC which outputs an internal language which is 
read and compiled by the Mondrian for .NET compiler. This is the full 
GHC compiler but not all the Prelude is there, in particular there is 
no support for floats, file I/O and other odds'n'ends. This will 
improve over time (have you looked at the GHC Prelude, it takes time!)

Both compilers, demo programs, etc. are available now from:


You will need Windows 2000 and .NET to use this software.

Have fun and feedback is welcome.

	Nigel for the Mondrian Team

Nigel Perry, New Zealand/Utrecht, The Netherlands