[Haskell] The speed, size and dependability of programming languages

Lyle Kopnicky lists at qseep.net
Mon Jun 1 13:58:14 EDT 2009

Thanks for the link. I find the expressiveness results odd. How can SML/NJ
be among the least expressive languages, while MLTON and OCAML are among the
most expressive? How is Smalltalk less expressive than Java? Why are Prolog
and Mercury among the least expressive?

I think it's a combination of 1) the expressiveness measure is too
simplistic, measuring number of lines alone, or counting comments, and 2)
the problem set is skewed toward number-crunching, which is not (say)
Prolog's strong suit.

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Bulat Ziganshin
<bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello haskell,
> Interesting blog post comparing speed and expressiveness of many
> languages:
> http://gmarceau.qc.ca/blog/2009/05/speed-size-and-dependability-of.html
> --
> Best regards,
>  Bulat                          mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com
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