[Haskell-cafe] Re: OCaml list sees abysmal Language Shootout
ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Thu Oct 7 13:22:30 EDT 2004
Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> writes:
> The problem is not Haskell, nor is it the implementation.
> The problem is that beginners, including yours truly, tend
> to write awfully inefficient code once you give them a
> "String" and tell them: Here, that's the contents of your
And it's just so *convenient* to use it.
> Nonetheless, the problem is the inefficient code, not the
But even a simple, single-pass word-counting using the standard IO is
slow, it would be really nice to write this in a straightforward way
and still get decent performance.
As somebody just said, you get to chose between speed and
simplicity/clarity of code. I would like both.
Couldn't readFile et al. provide the standard interface, but use
hGetBuf tricks (e.g. from your 'wc' entry) behind the curtains?
If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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