[Haskell-beginners] Re: Is Haskell for me?
gaius at gaius.org.uk
Fri Nov 6 15:48:53 EST 2009
On 6 Nov 2009, at 17:19, Shawn Willden wrote:
> Based on the little bit of stuff I've done, I think I'd characterize
> it this
> way: C++ will be maybe twice as fast as Haskell. Maybe a little
> more, maybe
> a little less, depending on a lot of details. For heavy
> computation, Python
> will be a couple orders of magnitude slower than both.
To be fair, Python offloads its heavy lifting to C libraries - NumPy
and SciPy run at very close to full C speed on large datasets. This is
also how Matlab works. Unladen Swallow is an upcoming JIT compiler for
Where Haskell shines for computation is when you can leverage lazy
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