Talk:Why Haskell matters

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I wikified my old article for easier modification by the community (up until now people had to email me and then i would upload a new version -- time consuming!) --SebastianSylvan 06:48, 9 January 2006 (EST)

Hopefully I'm preaching to the choir here, but I'd just like to clarify that I'm perfectly fine with, and actively encourage, large-scale editing of this (I wouldn't put it on the wiki otherwise!). Just because it at one point was a stand-alone article with me as the author doesn't mean it shouldn't be substantially modified. For instance, the speed-section could be updated with some references to the language shootout, removing some pointless bits, etc. So go nuts! --SebastianSylvan 13:55, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

On the page it refers to Haskell's speed being better than C++ and provides a link to the programming language shootout. I don't find that when I go there. Has something changed? I'd like to see benchmarks where Haskell has performed that well, but I haven't found any. Please let me know --Kylebutt 06:26, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Kyle, sorry that this is over a year after your question... but I think it means the development speed: It takes a fraction of the time to develop in Haskell. Also, the shootout shows Haskell performing very well on multi-core systems. Not quite to pace with C, but barely behind. Cheers. Cknapp 17:01, 25 November 2008 (UTC)