[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell on ancient machines (Was: "Haskell is a scripting language inspired by Python.")

Malcolm Wallace malcolm.wallace at me.com
Fri Nov 5 11:39:10 EDT 2010

>> I haven't checked how much RAM nhc98 needs for bootstrapping  
>> recently, but the
>> Makefile suggests 16Mb of heap + 2Mb of stack is more than  
>> sufficient -
>> it could probably manage with less.
> If it was possible to save resources in these days - why isn't it
> possible today anymore?
> Too many Haskell extensions? Too much auxiliary code for interfacing
> with OS? Increased safety?

Simply that more people care about speed than about space.


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