Talk:Haskell for multicores

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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.