[Haskell-cafe] Small question

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 07:38:40 EDT 2007

Hello Donald,

Friday, August 10, 2007, 10:46:36 AM, you wrote:

> Hmm. Not looking so good so for for the imperative, GC'd languages.
> Java?
> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=ghc&lang2=java
> C#?

Donald, i have written (an not once) that most of shooutout entries
doesn't check speed of compiled code. for example, in one test TCL was
the fastest language, because in most cases they measure speed of
shipped libs or RTS

so Hugh is right. making Haskell as fast as Java/C# will
*significantly* increase its userbase. in particular, i'm now
interested in development of large systems using Haskell and main
problem in doing this its low performance

so please don't consider this as words against Haskell, better look at
your own highly-optimized code in FPS/shootout and decide whether it's
written in high-level FP style?

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

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