Measuring performance of GHC

Michal Terepeta michal.terepeta at
Sun Dec 4 19:47:29 UTC 2016

Hi everyone,

I've been running nofib a few times recently to see the effect of some
on compile time (not the runtime of the compiled program). And I've started
wondering how representative nofib is when it comes to measuring compile
and compiler allocations? It seems that most of the nofib programs compile
really quickly...

Is there some collections of modules/libraries/applications that were put
together with the purpose of benchmarking GHC itself and I just haven't
seen/found it?

If not, maybe we should create something? IMHO it sounds reasonable to have
separate benchmarks for:
- Performance of GHC itself.
- Performance of the code generated by GHC.

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