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

Peter Hercek peter at syncad.com
Wed Oct 31 08:42:42 EDT 2007

I'm curious what experts think too.

So far I just guess it is because of clean type system getting
  better hints for optimizations:

* it is easy to mark stuff strict (even in function signatures
  etc), so it is possible to save on unnecessary CAF creations

* uniqueness types allow to do in-place modifications (instead
  of creating a copy of an object on heap and modifying the copy),
  so you save GC time and also improve cache hit performance


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