[Haskell-cafe] Optimization with Strings ?

Lennart Augustsson lennart at augustsson.net
Thu Dec 3 13:21:12 EST 2009

Thank you Sir for giving me a good laugh!

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:25 PM, John D. Earle <JohnDEarle at cox.net> wrote:
> Dear Emmanuel Chantréau,
> You may want to look into Objective CAML http://caml.inria.fr/ which is a
> French product as you can see from the Internet address. It is likely better
> suited to the task than Haskell and has a reputation for speed. For those
> who prefer object oriented programming it has facilities for that which may
> ease your transition from C++. The Microsoft F# language is based on
> Objective CAML.
> Haskell has a problem with its type system and is not rigorous. Haskell is
> not a suitable language for proof assistants and so I would advise you to
> stay clear of Haskell. Standard ML was engineered with the needs of proof
> assistants in mind and so you may want to look into Standard ML, but you
> should be very happy with Objective CAML. It has an excellent reputation.
> The Coq proof assistant which is another French product is based on
> Objective CAML.
> If you do decide that Haskell is the way, it will help ease your transition
> to Haskell. There is nothing that says you can't keep your fingers in
> several pies at once.
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