CBV lanugage compiled to be as fast as C?

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 91 11:06:25 EST

Philip Wadler <wadler@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk> says:

>The best compilers for lazy languages produce code that compares in
>speed with code from the best compilers for Standard ML, Scheme, or C.

Last I heard the lazy language compilers yield code that is about an
order of magnitude slower than analogous code in a strict language.
Are there results I'm woefully unaware of?  What are they?

Tim Freeman