Recently we have been working on improving GHC’s support for big numbers, ie, numbers larger than 64-bit (both Integer and Natural types in Haskell). We have developed an implementation of big number operations in Haskell that is faster than the previous one (integer-simple
). We have also improved the way GHC deals with the different implementations to make it more robust and evolutive. These contributions are part of the [latest GHC release, version 9.0](https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/wikis/status/ghc-9.0.1).
Read more here [https://iohk.io/en/blog/posts/2020/07/28/improving-haskells-big-numbers-support/](https://iohk.io/en/blog/posts/2020/07/28/improving-haskells-big-numbers-support/)
IOHK has announced a new hard fork on Cardano in mid-December. As with the launch of Shelley, the IOHK hard fork combinator will be used to update the protocol and bring new value and utility to the C...