[Haskell] Re: Comments from Brent Fulgham on Haskell and the
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 09:58:05 EDT 2006
Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 1:44:45 PM, you wrote:
>>I wanted to write to inform you how shocked I was to see the great
>>advances in performance in the Glorious Haskell Compiler over the
>>last year or so. Of course, we have also benefited from some great
>>contributions by the folks on the Haskell-Cafe mailing list.
> it's nice to read but completely false, you know. GHC don't improved
> it's speed over last year, 6.4.2 differs from 6.4 only in reliability
> source of this great progress is really work of Haskell fans,
> especially Donald Bruce Stewart. moreover, i quickly scanned the tests
> where GHC still far behind it's competition and in most cases speed is
> determined by libraries.
This is the great thing. Not only are we already doing quite well, but
we know there are substantial improvements still to be had.
> .. (and jhc already generates native C code, so it will have at least
> one substantial advantage over GHC) ...
Compiling via C is a dead end. We realised this about 5 years ago, and
yet we still haven't managed to shake off the C backend from GHC, but I
remain hopeful that one day we will. /me heads for the cafe...
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