[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why can't Haskell be faster?

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Thu Nov 1 05:28:53 EDT 2007

Yes, that's right.  We'll be doing a lot more work on the code generator in the rest of this year and 2008.  Here "we" includes Norman Ramsey and John Dias, as well as past interns Michael Adams and Ben Lippmeier, so we have real muscle!


| > I don't think the register allocater is being rewritten so much as it is
| > being written:
| >From talking to Ben, who rewrote the register allocator over the
| summer, he said that the new graph based register allocator is pretty
| good. The thing that is holding it back is the CPS conversion bit,
| which was also being rewritten over the summer, but didn't get
| finished. I think these are both things which are likely to be done
| for 6.10.
| Thanks
| Neil
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