The Glasgow Haskell Compiler: a technical overview

  • SL Peyton Jones ,
  • K Hammond ,
  • WD Partain ,
  • PL Wadler ,
  • CV Hall ,
  • Simon Peyton Jones

Proceedings of Joint Framework for Information Technology Technical Conference, Keele |

Published by DTI/SERC

We give an overview of the Glasgow Haskell compiler, focusing especially on way in which we have been able to exploit the rich theory of functional languages to give very practical improvements in the compiler.

The compiler is portable, modular, generates good code, and is freely available.