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

Tomasz Zielonka t.zielonka at students.mimuw.edu.pl
Tue Sep 28 06:49:52 EDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 12:01:11PM +0200, Tomasz Zielonka wrote:
> 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 ;)

It took me half an hour to make a version which is 41 times faster
on a 5MB file. It should be possible to make it even 2-3 times faster
than this.

Best regards,

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