[Haskell-cafe] benchmarking c/c++ and haskell

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Wed Sep 15 06:41:21 EDT 2010

On Wednesday 15 September 2010 12:22:24, Vo Minh Thu wrote:
> Thanks all for your answsers. I still wonder why some people get very
> different results between gcc and ghc, and some others don't. A
> difference in processor?

Architecture (32/64-bit, x86/..., ...), processor, gcc version, OS, all 
play a role. Since ghc fares pretty well on 64-bit linux (David Terei and 
Don), both, via the NCG and via C, it seems its 64-bit code generator is 
better than its 32-bit code generator :(
And judging from David's 32-bit Windows timings, GHC's 32-bit code 
generator is better adapted to Windows than to linux, but its generated C 
code is horrible for Windows.

> I guess I will crank up a little package using criterion and producing
> two executables to make sure anyone who run the benchmark use the same
> options, and ease the whole process.
> Thanks,
> Thu

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