[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: nobench: Haskell implementaion
benchmarks. GHC v Hugs v Yhc v NHC v ...
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Feb 19 07:57:31 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. :-(
I think more likely, and hopefully, we'll use this to check that things
aren't getting worse from release to release.
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