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<Philippa> do we have a case of haskell faster than C on a platform where GHC
           compiles via C and doesn't screw with the output yet?
<jethr0> wouldn't that just be a blatant case of slow c benchmarking code? :)
<dons> the concurrency or binary tree benchmarks?
<jethr0> someone could put the haskell intermediate c code up as the c benchmark *g*
<musasabi> yes, 30000 lines of C? ;)
seen on comp.lang.functional:

 From: Ashley Yakeley <ashley@semantic.org>
 Subject: Re: Type advocacy
 Newsgroups: comp.lang.functional
 Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 21:16:20 -0700
 Organization: Myself

 In article <9pdvgc$u3d$1@news.fas.harvard.edu>, Ken Shan
 <ken@digitas.harvard.edu> wrote:

 > I am preparing a three-minute talk to tell incoming graduate students
 > at my school about types.

 Oh like that's going to work. You'd be better off selling T-shirts that
 say "WHAT PART OF" (and then the Hindley-Milner prinicipal-type
 algorithm) "DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?".

 If anyone gives you any lip, ask them how to find the square-root of a
 string. Everything else follows on from that.

 > What pointers should I give?

 Safe ones.

 Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA