On 7/15/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Donald Bruce Stewart</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
In this case it is fine. You're setting bits in the cache. Please use the<br>same algorithm, or any conclusions are meaningless.<br></blockquote></div><br>No, I'm counting prime numbers. Somewhat faster it seems ;-)
<br><br>Let's put this into the real world a moment. You get a job, or you're at your job, you spend several weeks writing some super-dooper program, telling everyone how awesome it is because it's Haskell and it's l33t!
<br><br>You run it, and it takes 24 hours to run. It's ok, it's Haskell.<br><br>Some guy with long hair and no degree comes along, and rewrites your code in C#. Takes him like 30 minutes because he doesnt have to optimize it, it's done automatically.
<br><br>His program runs in 25 minutes (60 times faster, see the benchmarks above to note that this is realistic).<br><br>Guess who gets fired?<br><br>