I recently wrote a small source code counter and as part of the process I naturally ran some benchmarks to compare to the many tools that already exist. The results were somewhat erratic, but I was quite disappointed with Rust.

The task is to write a program that computes Fibonacci numbers such
that it is obvious the program is correct. It's a sort of "Fibonacci readable"
benchmark, and I contend to there exists *no* solution written in an imperative
style that is satisfactory.

I figured I'd present some benchmarks I did because I think it gives some nice examples of the wrong tool for the job. Most of these are from answers on StackOverflow.

I wanted to share a little example I came across while working on one of my Idris libraries. It's matrix multiplication, but from an angle you may not be used to. In particular, though it is written in Idris (a strict language), it composes as well arrays in Haskell or another lazy language thanks to dependent types.

One way to define laziness is as follows: a language has strict evaluation if and only if \(f(\bot) = \bot\) for every function \(f\) definable in the language.

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