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1. Is the BangPatterns pragma strictly necessary? If it's omitted, GHC compiles the MD5 examples without complaining.
 
1. Is the BangPatterns pragma strictly necessary? If it's omitted, GHC compiles the MD5 examples without complaining.
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TomMD: Odd. It _should_ be needed. I'd at least leave it till someone tests with GHC 6.10.1 - if it still isn't needed then sure, lets ditch it.
   
 
2. Is pure timing really the best indicator of parallelism or concurrency for the disk-heavy MD5 examples?
 
2. Is pure timing really the best indicator of parallelism or concurrency for the disk-heavy MD5 examples?
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TomMD: On all my systems this is still computationally bound. Feel free to replace it if you write a better example - I considered doing just that, but didn't want to bother writing something new.

Latest revision as of 23:04, 23 October 2008

Quick questions:

1. Is the BangPatterns pragma strictly necessary? If it's omitted, GHC compiles the MD5 examples without complaining.

TomMD: Odd. It _should_ be needed. I'd at least leave it till someone tests with GHC 6.10.1 - if it still isn't needed then sure, lets ditch it.

2. Is pure timing really the best indicator of parallelism or concurrency for the disk-heavy MD5 examples?

TomMD: On all my systems this is still computationally bound. Feel free to replace it if you write a better example - I considered doing just that, but didn't want to bother writing something new.