[Haskell] [Fwd: Re: Computer Language Shootout]

Henk-Jan van Tuyl hjgtuyl at chello.nl
Sat Jan 27 18:03:01 EST 2007


It is a very bad idea to automatically run programs sent to your computer;  
anyone can do whatever they like with your computer.

Henk-Jan van Tuyl


On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 23:31:21 +0100, Andrzej Jaworski  
<himself at poczta.nom.pl> wrote:

> It would be enough to exhaustively analyse examples of the kind I gave:
> single algorithm with fast non-Haskell implementation but very slow in
> Haskell. The article describes laborious but unsuccessful attempt to
> pinpoint what makes Haskell over 500 times slower than SML on a genetic
> algorithm. 7 years have passed and nobody cares.
> So, for those avoiding fundamental issues I would suggest stretching
> imagination into successors of Wiki and consider something that starts as
> automated online benchmarking. It could:
> (1) initiate research that would answer the questions you asked me:-)
> (2) introduce performance awareness through immediate feedback
> (3) automatically collect test results
> (4) feed databases with classified results and reusable code
> (5) pinpoint bad solutions if combined with inductive database
> (6) evolve into a mighty development platform if combined with prove  
> system.
> (7) in 20 years be referred as Haskell method...

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