[Haskell] GHC Core & backend

Arjan van IJzendoorn afie at cs.uu.nl
Fri Feb 13 13:42:42 EST 2004

Hello all,

Is anybody using GHC's backend as a backend for their own compiler?

In the paper "An external representation for the GHC Core Language" the
introduction states that "there are many (undocumented) idiosyncracies in
the way GHC produces Core from source Haskell". And that "it will be hard to
produced Core that can be integrated with GHC-produced core, and we don't
aim to support this". Has this changed since the time of writing this paper?

It would be cool if, let's say, Helium (http://www.cs.uu.nl/helium) could
use all of GHC's libraries...

Regards, Arjan van IJzendoorn

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