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Re: Updating plans of lang/ghc

On Thu, Jan 09, 2014 at 09:42:14PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
 > >> Can ghc be built using some other Haskell implementation?
 > >
 > >Not AFAIK. But even if it theoretically can, the others (hugs and
 > >nhc98) don't really work well enough to do this in practice.
 > They don't have to work well enough for normal use.

No. But... compiling ghc is probably the most demanding thing any
Haskell implementation is likely to be asked to do. So they actually
have to work better than for normal use. :-/

 > it can
 > nevertheless be good enough for occasional use in verifying the
 > results using the technique described by David A. Wheeler at
 > <>

That is a good point, but I don't think it's supported.

David A. Holland

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