How to start with GHC development?
jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl
Thu Dec 13 13:56:13 CET 2012
> Sorry! That wasn't what I intended.
I know, but still... :)
> I meant more that I have a reasonably, good idea of *how* to work on ghc
That's what I'm trying to figure out right now. GHC build system looks very complicated and it
seems I'll be spending weeks on understanding it before I can get to the compiler code itself.
> The work in my thesis turned out not to be that useful, and I'm not sure what to do next.
Speaking of your thesis - have you worked out internals of GHC by yourself or did you have someone
with knowledge of GHC supervise your work?
> It sounds like you've already got some ideas there though.
Not really. I know what is interesting for me, but I don't know what exactly I could do.
> Perhaps I shouldn't have hijacked your question with a 'me too'
You didn't hijack it :)
> As for getting an overview of the pipeline, I found the videos of the
> talks the Simons gave at the 2006 Hackathon helpful.
Thanks, I didn't know about these! I wonder if slides are available? The quality of video and
sound is actually rather low.
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