[Haskell] Re: Haskell performance
Arjan van IJzendoorn
afie at cs.uu.nl
Thu Mar 18 10:12:15 EST 2004
> I am a Haskell newbie, but have been interested in Haskell (and
> generally speaking ML-derivates) for some time. I am currently
> evaluating different languages for implementing an application which
> will have to manipulate large graphs representing the structure of
> programs and their evolution.
Maybe you should consider using a combination of Haskell and C++. I bet
there are good graph libraries in C++ available so that would save a
lot of work. Using Haskell for the front end is a lot more fun than
C++ or Java, I think. As you say you are a Haskell newbie I must warn
you that linking to a C++ library is not trivial and that's not a
Haskell problem but more a compiler-options-problem.
What I suggest is exactly what I am doing at the moment; I am building
a tool to edit Bayesian networks and to apply inference algorithms to
them. The GUI is written in Haskell (wxHaskell) and the inference is a
C++ library I am reusing. The choice for C++ was not speed but reuse. I
have never come across a problem for which Haskell was too slow, but
maybe that depends on my choice of problems. The tool I am writing now
runs smoothly on an ancient (700Mhz) computer.
Good luck, Arjan
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