GHC core representation
Mon, 4 Jun 2001 02:31:44 -0700
Many months after the topic was first raised, there is finally a draft
document describing a formal external syntax for GHC's "Core"
intermediate language. It is available from
Those who wish to experiment seriously with the format described
can download the latest "HEAD" experimental version of GHC.
Using the "-fext-core" option when compiling "foo.hs" will generate
a file "foo.core" (in additition to any other outputs specified).
The document currently gives only an informal semantics "Core;"
a much more formal semantics -- which I view as
a very important thing to have in practice -- is in progress=20
but not quite ready for public scrutiny.=20
As this is very much a draft (you'll see the holes!), feedback is
but due to the GHC-internals nature of this topic, please direct your
to firstname.lastname@example.org or to me personally
at email@example.com. I'll be out of email contact for the next
month, though, so don't expect replies until July!
- Andrew Tolmach