[Haskell-cafe] CPS versus Pattern Matching performance

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jul 10 04:58:12 EDT 2007

> Thanks Don,
> Is your explanation specific to maybe? Or does that apply to all functions?
> Suppose the following function for lists:
> f :: [a] -> b -> (a -> [a] -> b) -> b
> ...instead of pattern matching [] and (x:xs)

It really depends on the body of 'f'. If they're simple wrappers over
case analysis they should be inlined perfectly.

-- Don

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