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

Andy Georges andy.georges at elis.ugent.be
Mon Dec 18 16:35:28 EST 2006


>> I have to dispute this Bulat's characterisation here. We can solve  
>> lots
>> of nice problems and have high performance *right now*. Particularly
>> concurrency problems, and ones involving streams of bytestrings.
>> No need to leave the safety of GHC either, nor resort to low level  
>> evil
>> code.
> let's go further in this long-term discussion. i've read Shootout  
> problems
> and concluded that there are only 2 tasks which speed is dependent on
> code-generation abilities of compiler, all other tasks are  
> dependent on
> speed of used libraries. just for example - in one test TCL was  
> fastest
> language. why? because this test contained almost nothing but 1000  
> calls to
> the regex engine with very large strings and TCL regex engine was  
> fastest

Maybe it would not be a bad idea to check the number of cache misses,  
branch mispredictions etc. per instruction executed for the shootout  
apps, in different languages, and of course, in haskell, on the  
platforms ghc targets. Do you think it might potentially be  
interesting to the GHC developing community to have such an overview?  
It might show potential bottlenecks, I think.

-- Andy

More information about the Haskell-Cafe mailing list