[Haskell-cafe] Performance: MD5

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sun May 18 10:45:37 EDT 2008

Hello Brandon,

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 6:25:31 PM, you wrote:

> Optimization is hard.  Don't like it?  Become a compiler researcher
> and find better ways to do it.  Note that C / procedural language  
> optimization research has at least a 20-year head start on functional
> programming optimization, and that the problems are very different:   
> the C world would love to be at the point where optimizing the C  
> equivalent of "sum xs / length xs" is worth thinking about; they're  
> still not really in a position to *detect* it unless the language is  
> simple enough to make such reasoning relatively easy (e.g. FORTRAN).

and a few lines later you repeat what i said few years ago - ghc
optimization research has got 100x times less attention than C++
optimization so we can't expect the same results in the next 5-10
years at least. strange that you still believe that ghc can optimize
as good as gcc

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

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