[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Speed
simons at cryp.to
Fri Dec 23 15:30:46 EST 2005
Daniel Carrera writes:
> It looks like Haskell doesn't do very well. It seems to be
> near the bottom of the pile in most tests. Is this due to
> the inherent design of Haskell or is it merely the fact that
> GHC is young and hasn't had as much time to optimize as
> other compilers?
It's because nobody took the time to write faster entries
for the tests where Haskell is at the bottom of the pile.
The "Computer Language Shootout Benchmark" is a fun idea,
but it's quite pointless to draw any conclusions about
programming languages from those results. If it were
included in the contest, native assembler code would win
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