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

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Wed Oct 31 22:50:48 EDT 2007

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 02:30:17AM +0000, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Hi
> > I don't think the register allocater is being rewritten so much as it is
> > being written:
> >From talking to Ben, who rewrote the register allocator over the
> summer, he said that the new graph based register allocator is pretty
> good. The thing that is holding it back is the CPS conversion bit,
> which was also being rewritten over the summer, but didn't get
> finished. I think these are both things which are likely to be done
> for 6.10.

Oh, that's good news.  I look forward to a massive increase in the
performance of GHC-compiled programs, most specifically GHC itself.

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