Haskell
  • 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.

  • Uncanny Haskell

    by Vanessa McHale | Haskell

    Below, I have collected several examples of "uncanny" Haskell. These are things that may be surprising to those who have learned the language merely by doing.

  • Mendler-style Catamorphisms

    by Vanessa McHale | Haskell

    You may have seen my post on co-(Elgot algebras), in which I mentioned I had been using some exotic recursion schemes for my gmpint package. I came across a similar example, this time for Mendler-style recursion schemes. To my knowledge, it is the only published example of a Mendler-style catamorphism.

  • Co-(Elgot Algebra)s in the Wild

    by Vanessa McHale | Haskell

    I've been looking for an example of co-(Elgot algebra)s for quite some time, and I came across a surprisingly nice example while working on my gmpint package.

  • Why Haskell Is Good

    by Vanessa McHale | Haskell

    As many of you will know, Haskell is a non-strict language, with non-strictness implemented via the more familiar laziness. Laziness has come to define Haskell, and here I would like give an expansive view of why.