Commit 7997b739 authored by Simon Marlow's avatar Simon Marlow

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<indexterm><primary>GHC</primary><secondary>ports</secondary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>platforms</primary><secondary>supported</secondary></indexterm>
<para>The main question is whether or not the Haskell compiler
(GHC) runs on your platform.</para>
<para>A &ldquo;platform&rdquo; is a
architecture/manufacturer/operating-system combination, such as
<literal>sparc-sun-solaris2</literal>. Other common ones are
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platforms; for example, a sockets library is of no use unless the
operating system supports the underlying BSDisms.</para>
<sect2>
<title>What platforms the Haskell compiler (GHC) runs on</title>
<indexterm><primary>fully-supported platforms</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>native-code generator</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>registerised ports</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>unregisterised ports</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>fully-supported platforms</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>native-code generator</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>registerised ports</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>unregisterised ports</primary></indexterm>
<para>The GHC hierarchy of Porting Goodness: (a)&nbsp;Best is a
native-code generator; (b)&nbsp;next best is a
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(&ldquo;Unregisterised&rdquo; is so terrible that we won't say
more about it).</para>
<para>We use Sparcs running Solaris 2.7 and x86 boxes running
FreeBSD and Linux, so those are the best supported platforms,
unsurprisingly.</para>
<para>Here's everything that's known about GHC ports. We
identify platforms by their &ldquo;canonical&rdquo;
CPU/Manufacturer/OS triple.</para>
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distant past, including various Motorola 68k boxes. The 68k
support still remains, but porting to one of these systems will
certainly be a non-trivial task.</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
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