[Haskell-cafe] Seen on reddit: or, foldl and foldr considered slightly harmful

Johann Höchtl johann.hoechtl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 03:41:20 EST 2010

In a presentation of Guy Steele for ICFP 2009 in Edinburgh:
he "considers foldl and foldr" harmful as they hinder parallelism
because of "Process first element, then the rest" Instead he proposes
a divide and merge aproach, especially in the light of going parallel.

The slides at
[Bware: Google docs]
are somewhat  geared towards Fortress, but I wonder what Haskellers
have to say about his position.



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