[Haskell-cafe] What's the deal with Clean?
briand at aracnet.com
Thu Nov 5 09:46:51 EST 2009
On Nov 5, 2009, at 1:49 AM, David Virebayre wrote:
> I think that's in a way what's Bulat is saying : for Haskell to
> really compete with C in *his view*, if I understand it, the
> compiler has to be able to take idiomatic Haskell code, and
> translate it in idomatic C code or better.
> Or said another way, we have to be able to write things like SDL,
> jpeg or mpeg processing in Haskell, instead of writing bindings to C
> libraries, without losing on performance.
And this is confusing to those of us who are not compiler experts.
Haskell knows when I have a list of Doubles, you know, because it's
Then it proceeds to box them. Huh ?
The laziness thing has many example od _reducing_ efficiency, but
there seems to be a real lack of example
where it helps. In fact it seems to _always_ hurt. People sure seem
excited about it. Me, not so excited.
I've asked this question before and the answer, apparently, is
Maybe I'm oversimplifying :-)
Maybe the folks at MLTON will add type classes to ML ;-)
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