[erlang-questions] ot: Swedish article featuring Erlang Solutions CTO

Robert Virding <>
Wed Jun 15 17:39:40 CEST 2011


----- "Isaac Gouy" <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 10:41, Robert Virding wrote:
> 
> > What is perhaps more interesting than the article itself are 
> > all the comments. "I know nothing about language X but I know
> > that it is 10-15 times slower than language Y".
> 
> I did see a comment like that, but at first glance I didn't read it
> correctly.
> 
> I think it actually said something more like - Haskell is X times
> slower and Erlang is Y times slower than C.

That was the type of comment I meant, I was just generalising it a bit. It was in another part of the comment where he mentioned that he actually knew very little about either Haskell or Erlang.

> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:46, Jesper Louis Andersen
> 
> > He is considering the "Computer Language benchmarks game",
> > specifically the "fasta" benchmark on a Quad Core
> 
> Fasta? What a strange choice!
> 
> Oh! Could it be that none of the tests before Fasta show a C program
> as fastest :-)
> 
> > You can make the opposite conclusion by considering 
> > the thread-ring benchmark
> 
> Another sequential program ;-)
> 
> (At least spectral-norm keeps all the cores working.)



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