[Haskell-cafe] jhc speed
bugfact at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 09:36:34 EST 2009
Would it be possible to separate the frontend (Haskell to Core) and backend
(Core to machine code) from the Haskell compilers (requiring a standard Core
I'm not sure how many extensions required a change to the Core language.
Most likely this is nice in theory but hard in practice?
On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 3:25 PM, John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net> wrote:
> Is there any conceivable factoring of GHC that would allow you to sandwich
> the core of jhc in between the front and back ends of GHC? Or are the
> architectures so fundamentally incompatible as to make this impossible?
> Such a factoring would be one way the community could help, and if
> successful, it would allow you to better focus on the really important
> John A. De Goes
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> On Feb 20, 2009, at 4:14 PM, John Meacham wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:52:27PM +0100, Thomas Davie wrote:
>>> On 20 Feb 2009, at 23:44, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
>>> Hello John,
>>>> Saturday, February 21, 2009, 1:33:12 AM, you wrote:
>>>> Don't forget jhc:
>>>> i was pretty sure that jhc will be as fast as gcc :) unfortunately,
>>>> jhc isn't our production compiler
>>> Why not? There's nothing stopping you from choosing any Haskell
>>> compiler you like. If jhc gives you the performance you need – use it.
>> Heh. He probably meant something more like "jhc is not a production
>> compiler" which is true for a lot of projects. For projects of
>> substantial size or that require many extensions, jhc falls somewhat
>> short. It is getting better though. Of course, help is always
>> appreciated. :)
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