Commit 7997b739 authored by Simon Marlow's avatar Simon Marlow
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<indexterm><primary>GHC</primary><secondary>ports</secondary></indexterm> <indexterm><primary>GHC</primary><secondary>ports</secondary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>platforms</primary><secondary>supported</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 <para>A &ldquo;platform&rdquo; is a
architecture/manufacturer/operating-system combination, such as architecture/manufacturer/operating-system combination, such as
<literal>sparc-sun-solaris2</literal>. Other common ones are <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 platforms; for example, a sockets library is of no use unless the
operating system supports the underlying BSDisms.</para> operating system supports the underlying BSDisms.</para>
<sect2> <indexterm><primary>fully-supported platforms</primary></indexterm>
<title>What platforms the Haskell compiler (GHC) runs on</title> <indexterm><primary>native-code generator</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>registerised ports</primary></indexterm>
<indexterm><primary>fully-supported platforms</primary></indexterm> <indexterm><primary>unregisterised ports</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 <para>The GHC hierarchy of Porting Goodness: (a)&nbsp;Best is a
native-code generator; (b)&nbsp;next 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 (&ldquo;Unregisterised&rdquo; is so terrible that we won't say
more about it).</para> 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 <para>Here's everything that's known about GHC ports. We
identify platforms by their &ldquo;canonical&rdquo; identify platforms by their &ldquo;canonical&rdquo;
CPU/Manufacturer/OS triple.</para> CPU/Manufacturer/OS triple.</para>
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distant past, including various Motorola 68k boxes. The 68k distant past, including various Motorola 68k boxes. The 68k
support still remains, but porting to one of these systems will support still remains, but porting to one of these systems will
certainly be a non-trivial task.</para> certainly be a non-trivial task.</para>
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