[Haskell-cafe] Mysterious factorial
Artyom Kazak
artyom.kazak at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 05:57:28 EST 2009
Why fact2 is quicker than fact?!
fact2 :: Integer -> Integer
fact2 x = f x y
where
f n e | n < 2 = 1
| e == 0 = n * (n - 1)
| e > 0 = (f n (e `div` 2)) * (f (n - (e * 2)) (e `div` 2))
y = 2 ^ (truncate (log (fromInteger x) / log 2))
fact :: Integer -> Integer
fact 1 = 1
fact n = n * fact (n - 1)
I tried to write tail-recursive fact, fact as "product [1..n]" - fact2 is
quicker!
fact2 1000000 == fact 1000000 - I tested.
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