[Haskell-cafe] code length in Haskell, a comparison
therealkludgy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 05:38:12 CET 2012
I find myself wondering where Rebol would stand in this.
On Nov 19, 2012 8:35 PM, "KC" <kc1956 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am leery of code comparisons (but not Timothy Leary of them).
> Clojure being a JVM language has the advantage of the massive Java
> class libraries.
> If Haskell could tie in fairly seamlessly to the Java class libraries ...
> If more developers learned the need for finer grained abstraction ...
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM, Gregory Guthrie <guthrie at mum.edu> wrote:
> > There is some interesting data in the article at:
> > Code Length Measured in 14 Languages
> > basically comparing program lengths in various languages, and some
> ensuing discussion of how this relates to language expressiveness, etc.
> > (He does all of his analysis in Mathematica, which is the goal of the
> > It is interesting to see how well Haskell showed in the data; and it
> would also be interesting to see how well it could replicate the analysis
> example which was a nice example of web data scraping!
> > The data is the length of a series of programs written in a number of
> languages (data from: http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code).
> > (The columns don't map well to text only, Haskell column marked with
> ≡≡≡≡ (Why doesn't this list support HTML?)).
> > See nicer version at: http://pastehtml.com/view/ciy7woohv.rtxt
> > The average for Haskell of 1.89 means that on the average the same
> program in Haskell takes ~2x in the other languages.
> > Given the correlation of size to clarity, complexity, effort, and
> errors, this is a good thing! :-)
> Massive Snip!
> > Overall Ranking:
> > Clojure 0.41
> > Haskell 0.83
> > R 0.85
> > MATLAB 1.14
> > Ruby 1.36
> > Common Lisp 1.56
> > Python 1.61
> > C++ 1.68
> > C# 1.85
> > Pascal 1.86
> > Fortran 2.33
> > C++ 2.58
> > C 4.09
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