[Haskell-cafe] Can Haskell outperform C++?

Yves Parès yves.pares at gmail.com
Tue May 8 12:18:28 CEST 2012

One thing that baffles me is the comparison Haskell V. Java:

Would've expected always shorter code and better performances on average.

2012/5/8 Silvio Frischknecht <silvio.frischi at gmail.com>

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> > Can anyone provide a code in Haskell that performs better in terms
> > of execution speed than a well-written C/C++ program?
> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/ compares a lot of programming
> languages on a lot of problems. Haskell is never as fast as C++, but
> for some problems it comes close.
> Also I challenge anyone to improve one of the haskell programs there.
> It'd be cool if we could make haskell get a higher rank. I recently
> managed to improve the Fasta algorithm, but not by much. Also I think
> the benchmarks don't use llvm flag. It says somewhere that they don't
> measure llvm because they don't have time. But I think they are
> refering to clang. So maybe someone should tell them to turn on the
> llvm flag since it makes a lot of haskell programs faster.
> Silvio
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