[Haskell-cafe] Climbing up the shootout...

Isaac Gouy igouy2 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 22 15:49:30 EDT 2008

--- Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Graham,
> >> i don't think that these 3 libs allows to write high-level
> >> high-performance code in *most* cases. just for example, try to
> write wc
> >> without using "words".
> > To a newbie, that's a cryptic statement. Are you saying that these
> > libs aren't needed to make a high-performance "wc", and that the
> > Prelude functions are sufficient? (I note too that there is
> > Data.ByteString.Char8.words, but I assume you are talking about the
> > Prelude function.)
> i mean that naive haskell code is very slow and 3 or 5 or twelve libs
> can't solve the problem of ghc generating slow code

Is there something particularly fascinating about naive code written in
any language? 


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