Haskell performance

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu Mar 18 10:36:21 EST 2004

"Simon Peyton-Jones" <simonpj at microsoft.com> writes:

> | > I am currently evaluating different languages for implementing an
> | > application which will have to manipulate large graphs representing
> | > the structure of programs and their evolution.
> | 
> | > Speed is in fact a crucial criterium for the language choice.
> My biased impression is that raw speed is seldom the determining factor in
> language choice.

Indeed.  And I would add that, if the application's algorithms turn out
to be sufficiently lazy, then using Haskell /could/ end up being /more/
space-efficient than alternative languages, which would be a big win
if the data-structures being manipulated are very large.


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