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

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 17:55:55 EST 2006

Hello Sebastian,

Monday, December 18, 2006, 10:58:52 PM, you wrote:

> Yes, if you just write naive Haskell code it will probably be slower
> than C, but why on earth would you do that? There are significant
> benefits (less bugs, better security) of using Haskell over C, and the
> only benefit of C (speed) can be achieved where it matters by writing
> low-level imperative style Haskell, or calling C directly.

no. it seems that you never tried to write such code and believe someone
else who's said that such code may be written. try to write something very
simple, like summing bytes in memory buffer, before you will do any

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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