[Haskell-cafe] STAMP benchmark in Haskell?

Jan-Willem Maessen jmaessen at alum.mit.edu
Sun Mar 2 14:36:34 EST 2008

On Mar 1, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Tom Davies wrote:

> I'm experimenting with STM (in CAL[1] rather than Haskell)
> and want to run the STAMP[2] benchmarks.

Hmm, I don'tknow of a particularly good STM-in-Haskell benchmark, but  
I'd say that the STAMP benchmarks are written in a rather imperative,  
object-oriented style.  You wouldn't get very meaningful data about  
anything if you were to naively translate them to Haskell; you'd  
instead have to rewrite them completely (at which point head-to-head  
comparisons are difficult).

> Is there a Haskell translation available, or can anyone
> suggest a better/different benchmark suite for STM?

Good question.  Because we tend to eschew mutable state in Haskell,  
I'd expect the characteristics of such an application to be *very*  

-Jan-Willem Maessen

> Thanks,
>  Tom
> [1] http://openquark.org/Open_Quark/Welcome.html
> [2] http://stamp.stanford.edu/
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