[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell on ARM (was Re: ANN: Topkata)
marlowsd at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 04:55:14 EDT 2008
Joe Buehler wrote:
> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> For the registerised port, you really need a native code generator
>> (the mangler is on death row, yay). At a rough guess, I'd say porting
>> the NCG would take a couple of weeks or so for someone unfamiliar with
>> the code. Hopefully we'll improve that when we refactor the NCG as
>> part of the backend overhaul.
> Is there any documentation on the NCG? I ported 6.6 to HPUX 11 some
> time ago
> and looked at the NCG but didn't do it for PA-RISC because it was going
> to take too
> much time to understand. I was leaning towards the approach of trying
> to translate
> the code generator for another processor into PA-RISC.
There's some old documentation, some of it is still relevant but probably
much of it is out of date now:
the best doc is the code, I'm afraid (but it has lot of illuminating
comments and you can get a long way with cut-and-paste).
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