[MLton] Shootout Revived
Daniel C. Wang
Sun, 20 Jun 2004 19:32:54 -0400
Not sure if everyone knows this but the Great Language Shootout is up and
For the last few weeks the rankings were
gcc mlton, smlnj, ... ocaml
the ocaml hackers not to be underestimated submited some changes and now
the rankings are
gcc, ocaml, mlton, smlnj, .....
good news for all ML in general, but if people are a bit bored, I'd suggest
a little tweaking...
In particular the fibo benchmark seems a bit suboptimal. I imagine you could
get a small speed up by doing a range test rather than using pattern
matching, unless the mlton match compiler is being much smarter than I
imagine. Also, there's also the trick of using Word32 rather than Int to
avoid the overflow trapping which Ocaml doesn't do anyway...