[Haskell-cafe] Re: Great language shootout: reloaded

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 10:42:22 EST 2006

Hello Simon,

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 4:31:27 PM, you wrote:

> Sure, since gzip is the metric, then we can optimise for that.  For example,
> instead of writing a higher-order function, just copy it out N times 
> instantiating the higher-order argument differently each time.  There should be
> no gzipped-code-size penalty for doing that, and it'll be faster :-)

i hope that ghc 6.8 will include -Ogzip! switch which transforms
program so it becomes more compressible by gzip. also jhc's recent
haskell-to-ghc translation mode may be optimized in this way, so jhc
will finally outperform ghc as a best shootout platform :)

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

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