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

ls-haskell-developer-2006 at m-e-leypold.de ls-haskell-developer-2006 at m-e-leypold.de
Tue Dec 19 13:32:13 EST 2006

Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello Tomasz,
> Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 3:19:52 PM, you wrote:
>>> 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.
> can you provide couter-examples, or just believe? i mean maximum-optimized
> code in both cases

First thing, people: Peace :-).

Second: Bulat, I think your generalization is, that performance
matters so much and all the time. I think performance is part of an
overall picture: Lack of performance incurs cost in hardware,
languages which miss abstraction features and type safety and garbage
collection incur costs in maintenance and in developement. 

You have to weight those against each other. A good method is to start
with a real high level language and optimize the hot spots to an
appropriate low level language. 

Or get the compiler to deal with that case if it is general enough).

Regards, Peace -- Markus

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