A few Questions ...
simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu Oct 26 03:37:50 EDT 2006
Peter Tanski wrote:
> Hello Simon,
> On Oct 24, 2006, at 3:59 AM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> Peter Tanski wrote:
>>> On Oct 23, 2006, at 7:17 AM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>>> I don't expect PAR to work in any branch of GHC, except in sources
>>>> you get directly from the GPH folk. The PAR code in released
>>>> versions of GHC isn't tested, certainly doesn't work, and probably
>>>> doesn't compile either.
>>> Do you still do development work on GranSim?
>> Not me. The GPH folks might have it working, I'm not sure.
> Do you keep GranSim and PAR in the main GHC code for
> compatibility or
> are they leftovers that haven't been cleaned up yet?
They are in the tree pending a future update of the PAR/GRAN code; but
it now looks like the GPH developers would prefer that the old code be
removed from the tree entirely, so at some point we'll do that. It's
not a big deal, actually I'd prefer if it was left in for now because
I'm making changes to the GC and if I can avoid conflicts it'll save me
> For that
> matter, do you want to keep .NET code around for future reference or
> would someone (say, me) be able to clean that up as well?
You mean the ILX stuff, or foreign import dotnet? ILX I think is dead,
I'm not so sure about foreign import dotnet.
> I have
> been working on an arbitrary precision integer library from scratch
> but I have a version of GHC without any GMP in it right now
> and I can
> simply go through and clean up anything you want... I even made
> changes to the InstallShield files relevant to GMP--the InstallShield
> is still used, correct?
I don't think so - Sigbjorn currently builds the Windows installers
using his own tools.
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