[Haskell-cafe] Small question

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 10 13:06:07 EDT 2007

Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> Just wait 12 years, and if the price of processors follows Moore's
> extrapolation and the Haskell keeps its parallelism, Haskell will win :)

Nice idea.

Unfortunately, writing code in Haskell does not [yet] magically cause it 
to become "parallel". It's just that writing [pure] code in Haskell is 
inherently thread-safe. ;-)

I'm very excited about things like fusion and data-parallel Haskell and 
so forth that seem to be "out there on the horizon", but in the "right 
now" I'm not sure how easy it is to write parallel Haskell code. (So far 
I haven't even tried. Unless you count standard "server that spawns 
processes when clients connect" type stuff...)

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