[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Speed

Isaac Gouy igouy at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 27 22:58:51 EST 2005

Jared Updike wrote: 

> What that means is the results are completely
subject to
> (1) how good the submission for that tests was

Contribute faster more-elegant programs

>(2) the choice of tests in the first place

Suggest better tests

> (3) startup times for loading the binaries into
memory (GHC
> makes big binaries that are arguably much faster if
you do
> things in "daemon" mode, for example).

Is that just speculation? (Erlang is an application
server starting-up and that really is noticeable.) 

> it is pretty much a game created to make C win---it
> wins! 

Which C do you mean - gcc, Intel C, Tiny C?

And, no! It is not a game created to make C win
(although it is a

And, no! C does not already win all the games -
astonishingly it
doesn't even "win" the basic loop and array test

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