[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Speed
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.
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