[Haskell-cafe] Re: Write Haskell as fast as C. [Was: Re: GHC predictability]

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Fri May 16 15:06:06 EDT 2008

Hello Andrew,

Friday, May 16, 2008, 10:56:36 PM, you wrote:

> On the other hand, this is the anti-theisis of Haskell. We start with a
> high-level, declarative program, which performs horribly, and end up 
> with a manually hand-optimised blob that's much harder to read but goes
> way faster. Obviously most people would prefer to write declarative code
> and feel secure that the compiler is going to produce something efficient.

if i understood correctly, fusion system about which Don plan to told
next time, is just about translating high-level code into lower-level
one "behind the scenes". but it works only on limited subset of
programs. it's what we have now - haskell is very inefficient language

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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