Hugs and Mac and GUI
Tue, 14 Nov 2000 15:59:28 +0000
| >There are already other interpreters for Haskell. `hbi' was the
| >first ever Haskell interpreter, and it is a very good system indeed.
| I am curious about this "first ever" wording, because as I recall Hugs has
| existed a very long time, originating from the Gofer.
I believe `hbi' has been available as long as the `hbc' compiler,
since about 1990. Gofer was first written in about 1991, it became
widely available in about 1992, then Hugs was first released on 14
February 1995. (Dates from memory + copyright notices.)
| >`GHCi' will be a new interpreter, to be released sometime around the
| >New Year probably.
| Do you know if this interpreter is thread-safe? -- This will be needed for
| use with AppleEvent's under MacOS (binary data that programs can send to
| each other).
Since GHCi is very tightly bound to GHC, if the latter is thread-safe
(which I believe it is), then the former will be also. For a more
definitive answer, you would need to ask the GHC team.