[Haskell-cafe] Small question

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Fri Aug 10 02:23:30 EDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 02:08:42PM +0800, Hugh Perkins wrote:
> On 8/10/07, Stefan O'Rear <stefanor at cox.net> wrote:
> >
> > Good idea!  Maybe it could be fit into the GHC Performance Resource
> > somehow?  (http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Performance/GHC)
> >
> >From the wiki: "Since GHC <http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC> doesn't
> have any credible competition in the performance department these days it's
> hard to say what overly-slow means"
> Whoa, some wiki editor's been smoking a little too many illicit substances
> recently :-O

stefan at stefans:/usr/local/src/Agda-1.0.2/src$ gcc Import.hs
/usr/bin/ld:Import.hs: file format not recognized; treating as linker script
/usr/bin/ld:Import.hs:1: syntax error
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
stefan at stefans:/usr/local/src/Agda-1.0.2/src$

> I guess what is meant is "since GHC doesnt have any credible competion in
> the performance department these days relative to other Haskell compilers,
> it's hard to say what overly-slow means"?  (but that's not quite how it
> reads ;-) )

Personally, I think of:

GHC's purpose: To implement Haskell
GHC's competition: Nyhc, Jhc, Hugs, Hbc, Shc, ... a few more maybe ...

Haskell's purpose: To be a generally cool language
Haskell's competition: C++, SML, ... hundreds of thousands more and I make no assertion of a representative sample ...

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