[Haskell] Haskell as a disruptive technology?

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Mar 26 19:36:05 EST 2006

> Neil Mitchell wrote:
> >>>- Larger memory footprint
> > 
> >
> >You are talking about GHC, not Haskell. Take a look at nhc98, which
> >has a small memory footprint.
> I don't want to get into a compiler flame war.  The fact is that if you 
> want to do huge datasets or very fast computation (the two tend to go 
> together) then Haskell is the wrong language.  This isn't an attack on 
> Haskell, its a straightforward look at the strengths and weaknesses of the 
> language.

It's not always clear that it won't work for very fast computation:

In general I would say GHC/Haskell was very very fast, as long as you
know what you're doing.

-- Don

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