Vanessa McHale
  • Curry vs Uncurry on Hackage

    by Vanessa McHale | Haskell

    This post was inspired by a curious question on Twitter: is curry or uncurry more common in Haskell code?

  • Polyglot Is the Fastest Code-counting Tool Available

    by Vanessa McHale | Programming

    As you may know, I have been working on polyglot for some time now. It is now the second-most popular ATS project on github0 and it has reached a state of relative maturity.

  • Benchmarking the Edit Distance

    by Vanessa McHale | Programming

    As a follow-up to my post on computing the Levenshtein distance in ATS, I figured I'd write up some of the actual benchmark results, as well as some of the subtleties involved in benchmarking various ecosystems.

  • Edit Distance in ATS

    by Vanessa McHale | ATS

    As ATS remains a somewhat obscure language, I figured I'd write up a recent success and give some commentary on some advanced features of ATS.

  • Benchmarking Code Produced by Different Versions of GHC

    by Vanessa McHale | Haskell

    Though it does not often get mentioned in the Haskell community, simply bumping to a new version of GHC can drastically improve the performance of your code. Here, I have several examples from my fast-arithmetic package, which will hopefully give an idea of just how much work has gone into optimizing code produced by GHC.