[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: jhc 0.6.0 Haskell Compiler

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Mar 18 19:42:14 EDT 2009

On 2009 Mar 18, at 19:16, sylvain wrote:
> Actually, times varie between runs. It tends to decrease (except for  
> the
> ghc generated binary), so I suppose it is due to OS cache effects.
> Yet, I consistently observed that, according to "time", hello2 (jhc)
> runs _faster_ than hello3 (gcc).
> Something is wrong: how can Haskell be faster than C?

I suspect if you profile you'll find that Haskell's show is faster  
than C's printf, especially if the appropriate show instance is  
selected at compile time.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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