[Haskell-cafe] On the verge of ... giving up!

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at flippac.org
Sun Oct 14 14:14:30 EDT 2007

On Sun, 14 Oct 2007, David Stigant wrote:

> However, most widely-used programs (ex: web browsers, word processors, 
> email programs, data bases, IDEs) tend to be 90% IO and 10% (or less) 
> computation.

No, they don't. They look it, but there's always a fair amount of 
computation going on to decide things like what IO to do. For example, in 
a web browser the IO is in reading user input, rendering the display and 
interacting with the network - but page layout is computation, as is 
dispatching input.

flippa at flippac.org

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