[Haskell-cafe] strict version of Haskell - does it exist?

Marc Weber marco-oweber at gmx.de
Sun Jan 29 22:13:33 CET 2012

A lot of work has been gone into GHC and its libraries.
However for some use cases C is still preferred, for obvious speed
reasons - because optimizing an Haskell application can take much time.

Is there any document describing why there is no ghc --strict flag
making all code strict by default?
Wouldn't this make it easier to apply Haskell to some additional fields
such as video processing etc?

Wouldn't such a '--strict' flag turn Haskell/GHC into a better C/gcc

Projects like this: https://github.com/thoughtpolice/strict-ghc-plugin
show that the idea is not new.

Eg some time ago I had to do some logfile analysis. I ended doing it in
PHP because optimizing the Haskell code took too much time.

Marc Weber

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