A suggestion for the next high profile Haskell project [Was: Re: [Haskell-cafe] What is a hacker?]

Tomasz Zielonka tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 18:35:35 EST 2006

On Sun, Dec 17, 2006 at 03:43:27PM +0300, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Haskell can't provide fast execution speed unless very low-level
> programming style is used (which is much harder to do in Haskell than in C,
> see one of my last messages for example) AND jhc compiler is used

I have experienced the opposite quite a number of times.

In some cases, Haskell's features (polymorphism, monads) allowed me to
optimize code in a modular way, that is by adding a small amount of code
(a new monad), rather than by rewriting lots of code. The resulting
program had similar speed to C++ program.

Best regards

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