[m-users.] CompCert C as a backend for Mercury ?

Sean Charles (emacstheviking) objitsu at gmail.com
Mon May 2 23:14:31 AEST 2022

IT was a long shit! 


However, the fruits of my exploration this morning are such that I have now become interested in Coq, like I need more distractions.


> On 2 May 2022, at 13:25, Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 May 2022, Sean Charles (emacstheviking) wrote:
>> Today I learned of:   https://compcert.org/
>> A formally verified C compiler. I wondered what exposure it has to the
>> erudite members of this thread, and more to the point, has anybody
>> tried to compile the output of the mercury compiler with it?
> Not to my knowledge.  I was aware of its existence, but since its
> license does not allow commercial use and one of the things I do with
> Mercury is develop commercial software there didn't seem any compelling
> reason to look into it further.
>> It would seem like a match made in heaven.
>> I will be downloading this compiler to see what I can do with it.
> Just so you're aware: there's bit more to it than just doing
>    $ ./configure --with-cc=ccomp
> If you search the git repository for when we added support for clang**
> (circa 2011), that might give you some idea of what is required to use
> a new C compiler.
> The obvious starting point is: can you successfully compile the Boehm
> GC with it?
> Julien.

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