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

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 15:49:20 EDT 2007


> So in a few years time when GHC has matured we can expect performance to be
> on par with current Clean? So Clean is a good approximation to peak
> performance?

No. The performance of many real world programs could be twice as fast
at least, I'm relatively sure. Clean is a good short term target, but
in the long run Haskell should be aiming for equivalence with highly
optimised C.



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