[m-dev.] Mercury, Emscripten, and WebAssembly

Peter Wang novalazy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 10:29:26 AEDT 2020

On Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:13:47 +1100 (AEDT), Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> On Tue, 28 Jan 2020, Patrick Henning wrote:
> > I am writing to request help with compiling Mercury code to
> > WebAssembly via Emscripten. I believe this would involve using the
> > Mercury compiler to compile the gc, runtime, standard library, etc, to
> > c; and then using Emscripten to compile the c to WebAssembly code.
> > From there it should be possibly to compile arbitrary Mercury code to
> > c and then use Emscripten to compile that, linking in the previously
> > prepared runtime and standard library and whatnot. 
> > 
> > Does anyone know if and how it would be possbile to carry out the
> > first step of compiling all the Mercury preliminaries to c (similar to
> > the functionality that the '-C' flag for mmc provides)?
> It's certainly possible to compile it all to C; that's how we build the
> source distribution.

You can also do it with: mmc --make prog.cs


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