[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why can't Haskell be faster?
simonpj at microsoft.com
Thu Nov 1 10:03:35 EDT 2007
| -----Original Message-----
| From: pocmatos at gmail.com [mailto:pocmatos at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Paulo J. Matos
| Sent: 01 November 2007 13:42
| To: Simon Peyton-Jones
| Cc: Neil Mitchell; Stefan O'Rear; Jeff.Harper at handheld.com; haskell-cafe at haskell.org
| Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Why can't Haskell be faster?
| On 01/11/2007, Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com> wrote:
| > 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!
| That's very good to know. I wonder where could I read more about
| current state of the art on Haskell compilation techniques and about
| the implementation of ghc in general?
| Is there a book on it or maybe some group of papers that would aid me
| to understand it?
| Paulo Matos
| > Simon
| > | > 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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| University of Southampton, UK
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