Added the quote by Graham Klyne.
Over the years I've received numerous complaints about the quicksort example. But none of the complainers sent me anything better so it's still here. Anyone want to come up with a better example?
--John Peterson 00:39, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
- Perhaps an in-place quicksort? —Ashley Y 04:24, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
- Change the C to mergesort? Because that really is what the Haskell code does. (Okay, sure, it's a funny 3-way, bottom-up, lazy mergesort. Still.) -- AaronDenney 19:55, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
What is this about Haskell being in 2nd place behind C (gcc) in the computer language shootout, the link provided shows it to be 13th (and 12th on a more recent benchmark, even though it does proportionally worst). You're right about functional languages doing well though: Clean, OCaml and MLton indeed occupy positions 6-8.