[Haskell-cafe] What is Haskell unsuitable for?

aditya siram aditya.siram at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 14:58:49 EDT 2010

Haskell's FFI [1]  is really nice, so you could still write your
performance-critical parts in C.

[1] http://book.realworldhaskell.org/read/interfacing-with-c-the-ffi.html

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Zura_ <xyz at gol.ge> wrote:
> It is ironic, but after reading your paper - "Experience Report: Haskell in
> the Real World", I doubt I'll use Haskell for a performance critical
> systems. Laziness (and understanding it) is one factor, but there is also
> GC, which is a real hassle, especially in embedded/mobile systems for a near
> real-time applications.
> In short, when milliseconds matter I'd prefer to stick with GC-less language
> and with native binaries.
> Regards,
> Zura
> Curt Sampson-2 wrote:
>> (Oh, and the trading system is running in production and making money
>> these days. There's no question in my mind that the project was a
>> success, and I'd do it in GHC again. Thanks to the Simons and many
>> others for the fantastic job they've done with that.)
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