computer language shootout

Dejan Jelovic djelovic@sezampro.yu
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 22:25:15 +0200

Josef Svenningsson wrote:

> Having said that I must also say that I think that ghc's I/O is fast
> *enough*. It's just that it doesn't compare very well with other
> languages. I've never had problems caused by slow I/O in Haskell.

This is the favorite argument of proponents of slow languages ;).

But as long as people wait for their computers (to boot up, to run a
program, to compile a program, to do a computation, to...) speed is going to
be a virtue.