[LLVMdev] glasgow haskell appears to be adopting LLVM

james woodyatt jhw at conjury.org
Fri Feb 19 11:33:32 PST 2010


File this under Advocacy.

See this thread <http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/glasgow-haskell-users/2010-February/018425.html> for more information, but the short summary is that they're deprecating their old "compile to GCC" backend in favor of David Terei's new LLVM backend.  They're still planning for their C-- backend to be the primary backend for native code generation, but by bundling LLVM with the GHC sources, they'll be able to remove a whole passle of Perl and GCC-related crawling horrors.  They're hoping to get some performance improvements out of the migration.

Let us all now give a warm welcome to our new Haskell comrades!

j h woodyatt <jhw at conjury.org>

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