The Glasgow Haskell Compiler is a robust, fully-featured, optimising compiler for the functional programming language Haskell. GHC compiles Haskell to either native code or C. It implements numerous experimental language extensions to Haskell for example concurrency, a foreign language interface, several type-system extensions, exceptions, and so on. GHC comes with a generational garbage collector, a space and time profiler, and a comprehensive set of libraries.
hmake is a compilation manager for Haskell programs. It is compiler independent, and liberates the programmer from needing to write Makefiles by extracting dependencies directly from the source code. It is aware of all compiler invocation conventions, and of several common pre-processors, including cpp, greencard, hsc2hs, c2hs, and happy.
PXSL ("pixel") is a convenient shorthand for writing markup-heavy XML documents. It provides XML authors and programmers with a simple, concise syntax that they can use to create XML documents. For more advanced users, it offers customizable shortcuts and sophisticated refactoring tools like functional macros that can markedly reduce the size and complexity of markup-dense XML documents.
Happy is a parser generator system for Haskell, similar to the tool 'yacc' for C. Like yacc, it takes a file containing an annotated BNF specification of a grammar and produces a Haskell module containing a parser for the grammar. It is flexible: you can have several Happy parsers in the same program, and several entry points to a single grammar. It can work in conjunction with a lexical analyser supplied by the user (either hand-written or generated by another program), or it can parse a stream of characters directly (but this isn't practical in most cases).
CMI is an optimizing frontend for gcc which allows gcc to inline across module boundaries without requiring you to put inline functions in header files or even mark inline functions for inlining. It makes your code go faster, makes your code smaller, makes your embedded software use less stack space, is a preprocessor for gcc, supports most gcc extensions, and is able to deal with such notoriously tricky code as the glibc header files. It works by merging multiple C files into one file, topologically sorting the definitions so that definitions come before uses, and marks functions as inline. It controls code bloat by deleting dead code and inlining up until a user-specified budget is reached. You can use user-specified heuristics to select which functions to inline (it includes a tool which uses gprof output to choose inlinings to illustrate this).
Knit is a new component definition and linking language that can be used with C and assembly code. Knit supports component definitions that require little or no modification to existing code. It automatically schedules component initializers and finalizers and provides an extensible constraint system to detect subtle errors in component composition. Knit provides cross-module inlining that largely eliminates the overheads of componentization, supports component hierarchies, and supports cyclic component dependencies. Knit can be used for any C program, but is especially well suited for use in systems that have many separate components, multiple implementations of the same component, intricate initialization requirements, complex component interdependencies, low-level code and embedded systems, or code that is used in radically different configurations.