[m-dev.] Re: mercury: should this package be removed?

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 21:48:10 AEDT 2008

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Paul Bone <pbone at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:


>  Mercury also supports 'grades', this makes it different to other
>  compliers and more interesting to package.  Each grade represents a
>  complier backend and some options.  There are two C backends, a Java
>  backend, and Erlang backend and a MSIL backend.  Options can include
>  optional garbage collection (as apposed to never reclaiming memory),
>  profiling support, debugging support and more.

The Java backend has not been operative for some years.  The IL
backend is only supported for MS.NET 1.x (e.g. not on Debian), and
from memory is also broken in the ROTD.

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