[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Speed
simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Dec 23 15:20:39 EST 2005
On 23 December 2005 20:07, Jeremy Shaw wrote:
> Another possible factor is known deficiencies in current IO library
> used by most haskell compilers. It is my understanding that the
> current IO library was not implemented with speed and efficiency as a
> top priority. If someone took the time to optimize/rewrite the current
> library code, it might be possible to greatly increase the overall
> speed of IO intensive haskell programs with out any changes to the
> compilers or language.
Not really - the IO library is pretty reasonable, but representing
strings as [Char] is holding us back in many of these "benchmarks"
significantly. Using the new packed string library will help, though.
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