[darcs-users] OpenBSD users here?
marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 09:47:13 EDT 2008
Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> In any case, I'm hoping that John Dias's current work on the back end will mean that GHC becomes a cross-compiler, which will make portability a lot easier.
GHC will only cross-compile to architectures for which it already has a
native code generator. So cross-compiling won't help with porting, unless
you're prepared to write a native-code backend for the target first (and
even then, there's a lot more to cross-compiling than just making the
compiler emit .s for the target platform).
We really do need HC bootstrapping to work, and we just pushed it back
because we decided to overhaul the build system to make it easier first. A
bit sad, but at least I now feel we have a workable plan, whereas before I
was just crossing my fingers and hoping Ian had something up his sleeve :-)
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