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by earl, 2681 days agoLLVM is coming to Haskell, in the form of David Terei's LLVM backend which is being merged into mainline GHC. Based on that, GHC seems to be also dropping it's C backend, in favour of their own native code generator and LLVM as fall-back, wherever the former is not yet available/feasible.
And while we are in Haskell-land: the
Addendum 2010-02-22: Don Stewart did some micro-benchmarking of GHC's native, C and LLVM backends using the
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