[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Speed

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Fri Dec 23 15:44:43 EST 2005

Peter Simons wrote:
> It's because nobody took the time to write faster entries
> for the tests where Haskell is at the bottom of the pile.
> The "Computer Language Shootout Benchmark" is a fun idea,
> but it's quite pointless to draw any conclusions about
> programming languages from those results. If it were
> included in the contest, native assembler code would win
> every time.

If the results could be trusted, they would be useful. You could balance 
the expected loss in performance against other factors (e.g. speed of 

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