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

Roman Werpachowski roman.werpachowski at gmail.com
Sat May 19 12:58:17 CEST 2012

> Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 08:57:38 +0200
> From: Ertugrul S?ylemez <es at ertes.de>
> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Can Haskell outperform C++?
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> Haskell delivers reasonable performance for almost all non-embedded
> applications, and for the extreme edge cases one can still switch to C
> or assembly using the FFI.

At the cost of introducing another dimension of complexity (two
codebases, two toolchains, need for programmers specialising in two
languages). There is a reason why many businesses go to great pains to
ensure their codebase is homogeneous (and it's not "managers are


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