[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Speed

Chris Kuklewicz haskell at list.mightyreason.com
Mon Dec 26 16:19:11 EST 2005

Paul Moore wrote:
> On 12/26/05, Branimir Maksimovic <bmaxa at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>Paul Moore wrote:
>>>Dunno. It's certainly not a bad (executable!) definition of the
>>>problem. My point is that Haskell allows me to write *very* clear
>>>"executable pseudocode", but that code is not a good starting point
>>>for writing production-quality code.
>>this program counts two times length of lists of strings formed by
>>lines, and words and third time counts again length of file.
>>This is not just word counting program, it creates two additional lists,
>>which are not used anywhere but to count :)
>>While it is certainly expressive, in terms of programing is pointless.
>>No one would write such a code for word counting.
>>Here is what I would write in Haskell, same logic as in C++
>>(i don;t know standard lib ):
> Yes, that is a very reasonable way of improving performance. The
> original algorithm, as you say, does 3 passes through the file, and
> this does one, computing the 3 values "in parallel". So it does seem a
> sensible next step. I must try timings to see how much this improves
> the timings, and how much further there is to go :-)
> Thanks,
> Paul.
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