[Haskell-cafe] Yi and Data.ByteString
dons at galois.com
Mon Jan 21 19:41:26 EST 2008
> -- Yi
> that's the error message I got following the instructions on
> setup: At least the following dependencies are missing:
> fingertree -any
> make: *** [dist/setup-config] Error 1
> Where can I get fingertree from? Do I need a specific version of this
> -- Data.ByteString
> Where can I read more about GHC options like -XOverloadedStrings or this
> ":: ByteString" type declaration?
> I did not know ByteString was less performant than a linked list of
> characters. It is used even in the language shootout benchmark programs.
It's not "always slower" or "always faster". There's some particular
operations where short [Char] is going to be faster than a pinned array.
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