[Haskell-cafe] Can Haskell outperform C++?
igouy2 at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 18:37:17 CEST 2012
----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard O'Keefe <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz>
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Can Haskell outperform C++?
> The claim was and remains solely that
> THE TIME DIFFERENCE BETWEEN *ALGORITHMS*
> can be bigger than
> THE TIME DIFFERENCE BETWEEN *LANGUAGES*
> and is in this particular case.
That seems like a modest and uncontentious claim.
> There is also a second claim, which I thought was uncontentious:
> the relative difficulty of tasks varies with language.
That doesn't seem unlikely; but I think you'd have to spell out just what you mean by language, and it also doesn't seem unlikely that for the same task the relative difficulty might flip when other details change (the people doing the task, the language implementation, the libraries available for the language implementation...)
It all seems so very particular ;-)
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