[Haskell-cafe] IORef vs TVar performance: 6 seconds versus 4 minutes

Ryan Ingram ryani.spam at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 15:24:16 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Evan Laforge <qdunkan at gmail.com> wrote:
> But I thought a haskell RTS was a win for correctness and ease of
> modification, but a lose for performance?  Thanks for the paper link,
> I'll check it out in a bit.  There's a seemingly endless supply of
> interesting haskell papers out there...

In the short term, yes.  But it's my opinion that most anything that's
a win for ease of modification is a win for performance in the long
run, if it gets more people writing code.

   -- ryan

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