This is the July 2022 monthly update from the GHC DevX team at IOG.
We are now focusing on:
fixing failing tests in GHC's testsuite (~2800 unexpected failures). To do that, we have to implement new primops, to fix bugs we introduced while we ported the code from GHCJS, etc.
documenting and refactoring the source code and making it similar to other GHC modules. As an example, GHCJS used the text package which isn't a boot package. Hence we first switched to use GHC's ShortText implementation and now we switched to a FastString based implementation.
adding back GHCJS's features that we haven't ported for some reasons (e.g. the compactor, TH, etc.).
You can follow our progress on our development branch here.
For the time being, we will focus blog post topics on GHCJS internals and related topics. A few of these blog posts are currently under review and should be published shortly.