[Haskell-cafe] Speculation, OT: Program a Spreadsheet

Sergiu Ivanov sivanov at colimite.fr
Wed Nov 22 10:48:12 UTC 2017

Thus quoth  Joachim Durchholz  on Tue Nov 21 2017 at 07:45 (+0100):
>>     But then you're are right, C++ and C are often quite in the lead in what
>>     concerns speed (even though some tweaks may bring other programming
>>     languages quite close [1]).
> I think one of the important factors is how much coder effort is needed
> to get that kind of performance.
> The trade-off seems to be how much coder effort is needed to get the
> code correct.

I definitely agree.  I'd even say: "to get the code correct and to
maintain its correctness over future updates".

>  From what I hear:
> C++ gives easy and predictable performance (if you code for that), while
> being somewhat unpredictable on correctness.
> Haskell excels at correctness, gives reasonable but not very predictable
> performance.
> Java is predictable with correctness though not excellent, and
> predictable with performance though not excellent.

I like this chart, thank you :-)

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