[Haskell-cafe] Re: Non-technical Haskell question

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Dec 7 09:05:08 EST 2004

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 12:43:27PM +0100, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> >slightly slower than statically linked ones), but you still have the
> >versioning issue.
> Yay! :)  Dynamically linked libraries are slower than statically linked
> ones in just about every implementation I know of.  I don't care.

My understanding was that this was mostly limited to x86 platforms.
>From memory, an additional register is consumed when using dynamic
libraries on that platform, and due to its already limited number of
registers, that can mean a hit.

AFAIK, these problems are negligible on many other platforms.

This is just folk knowledge from a few years ago, so please correct me
if I'm wrong.

-- John

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