[Haskell-cafe] Fun with ByteStrings [was: A very edgy language]

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 07:14:33 EDT 2007


> I guess the question that's really burning in my mind is "if ByteString
> is so much faster than [x], why can't you just do the same optimisations
> to [x]?" In other words, "why should I need to alter my code to get all
> this fusion goodness?"

You already get some benefit of fusion with lists:

* http://research.microsoft.com/~simonpj/Papers/rules.htm

People are working on more:

* http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~ndm/supero/
* http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/papers/CLS07.html
* many, many others



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