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

Paul Johnson paul at cogito.org.uk
Tue Jun 2 16:03:10 EDT 2009

Lyle Kopnicky wrote:
> 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.
Also there is a strong tendency to optimise the code for performance 
rather than conciseness (concision?).  In the past this tended to bloat 
(e.g.) Haskell entries as simple intuitive code was replaced by arrays 
of unboxed integers and similar C-like constructs.

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