[Haskell-cafe] What's the deal with Clean?

Alberto G. Corona agocorona at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 17:54:00 EST 2009

A comparison of the evolution in speed of Haskell from version to version
rather than with other languages could have been very informative about the
progress in haskell speed. I think that the progression has been

I though that while seeing this language shootout in windows


where ghc performance is rather mean. Until I realized that the version used
was GHC  5.04.2 <http://www.haskell.org/>

2009/11/4 Don Stewart <dons at galois.com>

> bulat.ziganshin:
> > oh, can we stop saying about shootout? if you want to see speed of
> > pure haskell code, look at papers about fast arrays/strings - their
> > authors have measured that lazy lists are hundreds times slower than
> > idiomatic C code. is use of lazy lists counted as mistake too and
> > paper authors had too small haskell experience?
> Comparing apples against oranges is a mistake, yes.
> -- Don
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