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

Tomasz Zielonka tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 17:54:33 EST 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 06:19:25PM +0000, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Imagine you are writing a version control client, people will complain
> because certain operations take 100's of years on their big Haskell
> repo. [I use Hugs, and complain that darcs on the Yhc repo sometimes
> goes into virtual non-termination - although I love both GHC and darcs
> at the same time]

Just to make it clear: the "virtual non-termination" problem in darcs
originates from the algoritm used for handling conflicts (AFAIK, it is
O(2^N)), not from the choice of implementation language. Darcs would
have the same problem if it was rewritten in any other language if it
still used the same algorithm.

Best regards

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