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

Peter Hercek peter at syncad.com
Wed Oct 31 19:30:39 EDT 2007

The site claims it is quite up to date:

about Haskell GHC
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.6

Examples are compiled mostly in the middle of this year and
  at least -O was used. Each test has a log available. They
  are good at documenting what they do.


Peter Verswyvelen wrote:
> Are these benchmarks still up-to-date? When I started learning FP, I had 
> to choose between Haskell and Clean, so I made a couple of little 
> programs in both. GHC 6.6.1 with -O was faster in most cases, sometimes 
> a lot faster... I don't have the source code anymore, but it was based 
> on the book "The Haskell road to math & logic".
> However, the Clean compiler itself is really fast, which is nice, it 
> reminds me to the feeling I had with Turbo Pascal under DOS :-) I find 
> GHC rather slow in compilation. But that is another topic of course.
> Peter

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