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

Janis Voigtländer jv at informatik.uni-bonn.de
Sat May 19 15:07:14 CEST 2012

Am 19.05.2012 12:00, schrieb wren ng thornton:
> Exactly. That's what I was trying to get at re the problems of comparing
> Haskell to C++ (or indeed any pair of dissimilar languages). A
> legitimate comparison will involve far more than microbenchmarks, but
> then a legitimate comparison must always have a specific focus and
> context in order to be able to say anything interesting. The problems I
> see in language comparisons is that by and large they tend not to have
> any such focus[1], and consequently they shed little light on how the
> languages compare and shed a bit of darkness by serving only to confirm
> initial biases.
> [1] A nice counter-example to this trend are papers like:
>       http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/modules-classes.pdf
> There was another one comparing the expressivity of Java-style
> polymorphism vs Haskell-style polymorphism, based on an analysis of
> in-the-wild code; but I can't seem to pull it up at the moment.

Possibly "Software extension and integration with type classes" by
Lämmel and Ostermann?



Jun.-Prof. Dr. Janis Voigtländer

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