[Haskell-cafe] OCaml list sees abysmal Language Shootout results

Tomasz Zielonka t.zielonka at students.mimuw.edu.pl
Tue Sep 28 06:01:11 EDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 10:46:14AM +0100, Keith Wansbrough wrote:
> I just saw this on the OCaml list (in a posting by "Rafael 'Dido' 
> Sevilla" <dido at imperium.ph> in the "Observations on OCaml vs. Haskell" 
> thread).  I can't believe that a simple "wc" implementation should be 
> 570 times slower in Haskell than OCaml - could someone investigate and 
> fix the test?

No wonder it is so slow, this program looks as a result of some ,,as
slow as possible'' contest ;)

 main = do file <- getContents
           putStrLn $ show (length $ lines file) ++ " " ++
                      show (length $ words file) ++ " " ++
                      show (length file)

Best regards,

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