[Haskell-cafe] What is simplest extension language to implement?
permeakra at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 15:29:25 EDT 2010
ehm. I missed something and ghc api is well documented and stable ?
> There are other ways of adding Haskell as a scripting language -
> bundling ghc is not necessary.
I still have not found haskell interpreter, that is written in pure
haskell and has good quality (i.e. stable, written in stable subset of
ghc haskell, is small and so on). I know, that there is
haskell-src(-ext), but interpreter (or at least compiler to ext-core) is
needed. However, it may be a way... if no other will be found.
>> It is inacceptable for scripting language, faced to no-programmers. Such
>> languages must be as plain and regular, as possible.
> We give Haskell as a embedded scripting language to non-programmers,
> and they love it. They especially like the strong typing, which finds
> their bugs before they ever get the chance to run their script. The
> terseness and lack of similarity to other programming languages is
> another benefit.
I loved it as well and I was not programmer at that moment. However, I
spent about 30-40 evenings to learn it well enough. I wish language,
that can be learned in 3 evenings and used well enough for 3 days of
work... And many of it's fetures are not standardized yet.
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