Haskell Compilers

john peterson <peterson-john@CS.YALE.EDU>
Tue, 29 Oct 91 16:10:31 EST

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From: john peterson <peterson-john@CS.YALE.EDU>
Keywords: Haskell, functional, FTP
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 91 16:10:31 EST

Yale is currently releasing a Haskell compiler but it is still in a
developmental state. The current Yale system only runs on Sparcs. You
can obtain this system via ftp - send a request to
haskell-request@cs.yale.edu for the ftp procedure. We have not been
promoting this system much due to problems with the changing language spec
and known bugs that won't get fixed soon.

For those of you unfamiliar with Haskell, it's sort of the `Common Lisp'
of the functional programming community: an attempt to remove unnecessary
diversity among functional languages and consolidate proven research
results. Haskell is similar to Miranda and many other lazy functional
languages. A definition of Haskell was released in April 1990 and a
revised definition was released last August. Due both to changes in the
language and more general `throw the first one away' considerations,
pretty much everyone in the Haskell community has been rebuilding their
compiler from scratch. We're looking at releasing a much improved and
more portable system in the spring.

The other Haskell implementations are from Glasgow
(haskell-request@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk) and Chalmers (hbc@cs.chalmers.se).

Any further inquiries should be directed to haskell-request@cs.yale.edu.
The newsgroup comp.lang.functional also carries Haskell related

    John Peterson
    Yale Haskell Project

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