[Haskell-cafe] Re: How much of Haskell was possible 20 years ago?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Oct 21 15:28:31 EDT 2007

On Oct 21, 2007, at 15:21 , Maurí cio wrote:

> Of course. But I think of somethink like a Intel 386 with 4MB
> of memory.

It's kinda surprising to me how many people think that just because  
current/modern implementations of things use memory wastefully, this  
is somehow mandatory.  When machines were smaller, programs used  
algorithms which were suited to those machines; the reason they don't  
now is to some extent laziness but also because those algorithms  
often didn't scale to larger available memory (i.e. you get *big*  
speedups with more profligate algorithms when the memory they want is  

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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