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

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 04:31:01 EST 2006

Hello Tomasz,

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 2:35:35 AM, you 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.

it was because C++ program was not optimized at maximum, yes? :)  we are
saying about PGP, are you believe that its code isn't yet optimized?

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

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