The Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) Commentary [v0.4]

Manuel M. T. Chakravarty
Simon Marlow
Simon Peyton Jones
Reuben Thomas

This document started as a collection of notes describing what I learnt when poking around in the GHC sources. During the Haskell Implementers Workshop in January 2001 it was decided to put the commentary into GHC's CVS repository to allow the whole developer community to add their wizardly insight to the document. The Commentary is available online at

This online version is updated from CVS daily.

The document is still in its infancy - help it grow!

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Last modified: Tue Nov 6 15:07:39 EST 2001