[Haskell-cafe] saner shootout programs

Richard Kelsall r.kelsall at millstream.com
Tue May 13 12:23:59 EDT 2008

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Richard,
>> In July 2007 -O2 was documented in GHC as making no difference to
>> the speed of programs :
>> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2007-July/029118.html
> it's because ghc is 15 years old and its documentation may be not
> updated as things changes :)
>> and from this thread
>> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2008-April/042155.html
>> it appears to be currently unused for splitAt.
> i've read this thread. it was just assumption - don't believe it
> before you have checked it

Hello Bulat,

Yes it was just a plausible guess, but not contradicted by the experts.
And that was using the Windows version of GHC so other versions may
have better optimisation. I don't know how to check, maybe the experts
can illuminate the subject?


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