[LLVMdev] glasgow haskell appears to be adopting LLVM

Garrison Venn gvenn.cfe.dev at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 13:17:14 PST 2010

This is very cool! 

I thought when I first read Terei's paper's abstract that there would not be a motivation to progress 
ghc toward an llvm backend given no improvement in speed even with llvm optimizations turned
on. I completely missed the part about simplicity. I now need to read the paper. :-) Interesting thread 
by the way.


On Feb 19, 2010, at 14:33, james woodyatt wrote:

> everyone--
> 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>
> http://jhw.vox.com/
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