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

Stefan Holdermans stefan at cs.uu.nl
Thu Nov 1 06:39:57 EDT 2007

Bernie wrote:

> I discussed this with Rinus Plasmeijer (chief designer of Clean) a  
> couple of years ago, and if I remember correctly, he said that the  
> native code generator in Clean was very good, and a significant  
> reason why Clean produces (relatively) fast executables. I think he  
> said that they had an assembly programming guru on their team.  
> (Apologies to Rinus if I am mis-remembering the conversation).

That guru would be John van Groningen...

If I understood correctly, and I think I did, John is now working on  
a Haskell front end for the Clean compiler---which is actually quite  
interesting in the light of the present discussion.



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