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Date: 2001-06-11 (15:29)
From: Miles Egan <miles@c...>
Subject: [Caml-list] the importance of strictness
While perusing the results of the last several ICFP contests, I've been struck
by the fact that teams using Haskell often manage to write correct programs,
they are almost always slower than the Ocaml entries.  My impression is that the
Ocaml advantage is at least partially due to a more efficient compiler.  Is this
because more effort has been devoted to optimizing the Ocaml compiler or is it
because a strict language is simpler to implement and leaves more room for

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