[Haskell-cafe] Re: Wikipedia on first-class object
cristian.baboi at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 13:08:36 EST 2007
On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 19:18:33 +0200, ChrisK <haskell at list.mightyreason.com>
> This thread is obviously a source of much fun. I will play too.
Well, it starts with Wikipedia ... :-)
>> What is the definition of an entry point in Haskell ?
> "Haskell" does not have such a concept. At all. An implementation may
> such a concept.
Then a Haskell module know nothing about them.
> Most people on this list define "Haskell" as any attempt at an
> implementation of
> one of the standards which define Haskell, most recently the Hakell 98
> This can be nhc / yhc / ghc / hugs / winhugs / helium / jhc. Some of
> compile to native code, some compile to byte code for a virtual
> machine. If an
> implementation can compile separately, then it might support dynamic
> If so then a specific version of that compiler will define its own
> implementation specific concept of an entry point.
How can one make portable dynamic libraries then ?
>> What is the semantics of those entry points ?
> It depends. For recent ghc versions, see its user manual:
Portable Haskell Dynamic libraries does not exists.
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