Ch. A. Herrmann
Fri, 7 Dec 2001 10:34:05 +0100
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Manuel> Is this what I think it is? Do you benchmark the
Manuel> interpreter? Interpreted code isn't optimised.
not really. I wanted to have a strict foldl (for a different purpose
than sum) and could not figure out how to tell the compiler.
I tried different things, precompile just one module, compile
the entire program, using -fglasgow-exts, but nothing seems to work.
Thus, I reduced the problem to sum to make it simpler for you.
However, the sum computation based on my sfold definition did not
take too long even with the interpreter. Thus, I wondered why
the predefined sum computation behaves that bad.
Manuel> GHC's Prelude does not define `sum' in terms of foldl;
Manuel> instead, it uses the definition ...
Where can I find the ghc prelude?
Is there also the definition of the mysterious foldl' function
which I saw from time to time before it disappeared again?
Manuel> I haven't checked the Core code produced for the above
Manuel> definition, but as I know GHC, I am pretty sure that it
Manuel> compiles the Prelude definition into a nice tight loop
Manuel> making use of all available strictness.
One would expect that ghci uses a compiled version
of sum. Does it or not?