[mercury-users] ICFP'00 Contest Results

Peter Ross petdr at miscrit.be
Fri Oct 13 02:06:32 AEDT 2000

On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 03:45:14AM -0700, Ralph Becket wrote:
> Looking at the timings, I think we suffered badly for two reasons:
> 1. Mercury's floating point performance sucks (both the OCaml and
> Haskell compilers support unboxed floats); and

The hlc.gc grade has unboxed floats, but we couldn't use the hlc.gc
grade because univs weren't fully implemented, so I went off and
implemented them.

My quick statistics for fib.gml:

    hlc.gc:         3.29s   (64 % of the runtime)
    asm_fast.gc:    5.12s

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