[Haskell-cafe] speed: ghc vs gcc

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 18:22:38 EST 2009

Hello Khudyakov,

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 2:07:39 AM, you wrote:

> I have another question. Why shouldn't compiler realize that `sum [1..10^9]'
> is constant and thus evaluate it at compile time? 

since we expect that compilation will be done in reasonable amount of
time. you cannot guarantee this for list-involving computation

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

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