Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of GhcPapers


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    33Here we've collected together lots of documentation and papers that
    4 generally describe stuff we've implemented in GHC.
     4generally describe stuff we've implemented in GHC.
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     6Many of these papers are old.  For more up-to-date ones look on:
     7 * [http://research.microsoft.com/~simonpj Simon PJ's home page]
     8 * [http://research.microsoft.com/~simonpj/papers Simon PJ's papers page]
     9 * [http://research.microsoft.com/~simonmar Simon Marlow's home page]
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    611All docs are gzipped A4 Postscript unless otherwise specified.
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    8  * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/threads.ps.gz The Concurrent Haskell Foreign Function Interface].  This document is a draft Haskell addendum that describes GHC's approach to concurrency and its interaction with the FFI and OS threads.
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    1013 * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/ext-core/core.pdf An External Representation for the GHC Core Language].  This document describes the syntax of GHC Core (.hcr) files, which can be used to feed GHC intermediate code to other (non-GHC) back-end processors.
     
    1215 * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/hep.ps.gz Haskell Execution Platform] design document.  This document describes the design for an integrated compiler/interpreter API for executing Haskell programs, which forms the heart of the combined Hugs/GHC system.
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    14  * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/run-time-system.ps.gz Run-time System document].  This document (is supposed to) describe the new run-time system in GHC 4.xx.  Be warned that the implementation and this document are evolving in parallel, so they might not be quite in sync.
     17== The innards of the complier ==
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    1619 * [http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/simonpj/papers/spineless-tagless-gmachine.ps.gz#26pub=34  The Spineless Tagless G-Machine].  This paper describes the execution model used by GHC.  It is most relevant to GHC up to version 3.xx---in version 4 we made some changes which are described in the [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/run-time-system.ps.gz RTS document].
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    18 == The innards of the complier ==
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    2021 * [2002] [http://www.research.microsoft.com/~simonpj/Papers/inlining/index.htm Secrets of the GHC inliner] is still highly relevant; it is still a more-or-less accurate description of GHC's "simplifier".
     
    3031 * [1998] The !UsageSP analysis is described in Keith Wansbrough and Simon Peyton Jones, [http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/kw217/research/phd/usptr-10pt.ps.gz Once Upon a Polymorphic Type], Technical Report TR-1998-19, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 1998.  Conference version [http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/kw217/research/phd/popl99-usage.ps.gz Once Upon a Polymorphic Type], in The Twenty-sixth ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, January 20-22, 1999, San Antonio, Texas.  This work isn't in GHC.
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     33== Runtime system ==
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    33 == Runtime system ==
     35 * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/run-time-system.ps.gz Run-time System document].  This document (is supposed to) describe the new run-time system in GHC 4.xx.  Be warned that the implementation and this document are evolving in parallel, so they might not be quite in sync.
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    3437 * [2000] [http://research.microsoft.com/~simonpj/Papers/inc-gc.htm Non-stop Haskell] the workings of an incremental garbage collecton.  Not included in GHC, so far.
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    5154== The awkward squad: I/O, concurrency, exceptions, and foreign functions ==
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    53  * [1993] [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/imperative.ps.gz Imperative Functional Programming]. The original introduction of monads for I/O and state in Haskell, this paper won a 10-year impact award for POPL. A follow-up paper is [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/lazy-functional-state-threads.ps.gz Lazy Functional State Threads]
     56 * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/threads.ps.gz The Concurrent Haskell Foreign Function Interface].  This document is a draft Haskell addendum that describes GHC's approach to concurrency and its interaction with the FFI and OS threads.
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    5558 * [2001] [http://www.haskell.org/~simonmar/papers/async.ps.gz Asynchronous Exceptions in Haskell].  The ideas here are fully implemented in GHC. 
     
    5760 * [1996] [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/concurrent-haskell.ps.gz Concurrent Haskell]. The original paper about Concurrent Haskell, fully implemented.
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     62 * [1993] [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/imperative.ps.gz Imperative Functional Programming]. The original introduction of monads for I/O and state in Haskell, this paper won a 10-year impact award for POPL. A follow-up paper is [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/papers/lazy-functional-state-threads.ps.gz Lazy Functional State Threads]
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    6064== Profiling ==