November 07, 2007

Again a post about Haskell performances

I've found an interesting article describing how to make an Haskell program run as fast as the OCaml version, which is often regarded as the workhorse among FP languages. Three points grabbed my attention the most:
  1. ghc 6.8 seems to boost the performances of Haskell programs: in some cases the benchmarks show programs run twice as faster as those compiled with ghc 6.6.
  2. Faster Haskell programs are written similarly to OCaml version.
  3. OCamls versions are no longer than their Haskell versions.
Something to think about!