[Haskell] comment on language shootout

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Jun 18 11:58:12 EDT 2004

On 18 June 2004 13:50, Gour wrote:

> Any comment from some experienced Haskell programmer about the latest
> language shootout published on:
> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/index.php
> regarding Haskell (ghc-6.2.1) score?

I submitted improved versions for some of the benchmarks.  

My feeling is that the #1 reason for ghc being slower is usually
Strings.  To really do better we need a good PackedString library
combined with PackedString I/O.  I believe the current PackedString
library is underperforming quite  a bit - it's on my queue of things to
look into.


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