[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: ghc-gc-tune: a tool for analyzing the impact of GC flags

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Tue Jul 6 13:07:45 EDT 2010

> On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > Feedback and patches welcome!
> Interesting.
> Could this be combined with the ACOVEA compiler flag thing you did a
> while back to produce a tool that would automatically improve
> performance of programs on a fixed architecture/environment just by
> recompiling and running it?

A bit longer term, but yes. So far I've got individual approaches for
improving performance by finding:

    * inlining points
    * strictness flags
    * `par` points
    * LLVM flags
    * RTS GC flags

They just need to be integrated into a coherent set of tools and written
up :-)

-- Don

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