[Haskell-cafe] Performance: MD5

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sun May 18 10:13:15 EDT 2008

Hello Brandon,

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 5:48:48 PM, you wrote:

>> Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
>>> if you need maximum efficiency,
>>> drop all this high-level code and map md5.c to haskell as it was done
>>> in Don's blog

> Bulat is the naysayer of the group; according to him Haskell is a nice
> idea that will never actually work (but he uses it anyway, who knows  
> how he rationalizes it to himself).

it significantly depends on the group, actually :) a few weeks ago i
tried to convince managers of large software company to use haskell
for development of complex algorithms. but they don't believe that
using new language instead of C++ can raise productivity several times
and told me that for real programmer it should be no matter which
language to use. OTOH when i say here that haskell produce slow code,
you can't belive me and saying that haskell is so great that it can't
have any shortages. well, i use Haskell for complex algorithms and
C++ for performance-critical parts of program which resulted in
development of world-fastest archiver. if you know how to write
high-level haskell programs that are as fast as C++ code - please tell
us just now

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

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