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

Tomasz Zielonka tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 07:19:52 EST 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 12:33:18PM +0300, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> > Are you claiming that every (even slightly) non-trivial problem
> > (or algorithm) results in a mess of IO code in Haskell? Come on, admit
> > that you like to program in imperative style, and that's why you end up
> > with such mess ;-)
> why you (and Donald) don't want to understand me. i say that imperative
> Haskell code is more efficient

Your statement is too general to deserve answering. Perhaps that's why I
react so strongly to your statements - I am allergic to sweeping
generalisations (though probably guilty of some myself).

> than pure (and especially lazy) one and that even such code in ghc is
> slower than C equivalent.


> please don't assign to me dumb ideas of your own!

This is not my idea. I just take your statements seriously and see what
follows from them.

Best regards

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