[Haskell-cafe] Re: A suggestion for the next high profile Haskell project

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 14:15:51 EST 2006


> Is that an intrinsic feature of the language, or could compilers'
> optimisation plausibly get clever enough to do well without lots of seq
> and explicit unboxings and suchlike?

I believe that compilers can get a lot cleverer - my hope is that one
day the natural Haskell definition will outperform a C definition.

Of course, lazy evaluation makes that hard work, but I think it can be
done eventually.



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