[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: nobench: Haskell implementaion benchmarks. GHC v Hugs v Yhc v NHC v ...

Dougal Stanton ithika at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 07:02:30 EST 2007

Quoth Ketil Malde, nevermore,
> Wouldn't it be better to benchmark a more idiomatically correct codebase?

I suppose the ideal way to do it would be benchmarks for the (1) idiomatic
and (2) the highly tuned implementations. Then the compiler writers can
push 1 towards 2, while the pesky shootout implementers can move the
goalposts of 2. ;-)

In reality this may just foster a small set of horribly specialised
optimisers in the compilers, with little benefit for real-world usage. :-(



Dougal Stanton

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