[Haskell-cafe] A very edgy language (was: A very nontrivial parser)

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 01:56:01 EDT 2007

Hello Thomas,

Sunday, July 8, 2007, 2:36:43 AM, you wrote:
> This is certainly true. I've coded up in less than six months,
> something that uses better algorithms and finer grained concurrency
> than the software I used to work on, and the latter represented 5 or
> more man-years of coding. However this is server software, which is
> long running so performance and memory usage are pretty important, and
> these are relatively hard to get right in Haskell.

i've improved memory usage of my program 3 times one month after i've
started to use Haskell, and 4 times more 1.5 years later (the last
improvement included development of ByteString-alike library and
strictifying some computations). i think that for programming-in-large
experienced haskeller may reach C-like level of efficiency, unlike for
programming-in-small (i.e. implementation of raw computations)

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

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