[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Speed

Greg Buchholz haskell at sleepingsquirrel.org
Fri Dec 23 18:45:25 EST 2005

Jeremy Shaw wrote:
> Rumor has it that the poor results are due to the inherent design of
> the shootout itself. The shootout seems to test how fast specific
> algorthims can be executed in various languages. Instead of testing:
>  "Write a program that solves this problem quickly"
> the tests are:
>  "Write a program that solves this problem quickly, using *this* algorithm"

    At one time someone was working on creating the "Computer Language
Shoot-in" to compensate for this deficiency...


> And many of the algorithms that you are required to use are a very
> poor match for haskell. 

    True.  But there are some tests like "fasta" that appear to have a
laziness induced space leak that presumably could be fixed.   


Greg Buchholz

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