new pragma name ideas? (was: defunctionalization)

Nicolas Frisby nicolas.frisby at
Fri Jul 19 00:18:56 CEST 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Carter Schonwald <
carter.schonwald at> wrote:

> So the idea here to make it possible to have a function that can be
> specialized at certain types, and  explicitly inlined at specific use
> sites, but ghc otherwise will not inline it? Cool!
> one thought: might it be simpler to instead have something like
> EXPLICIT-INLINABLE, rather that requiring the juxtaposition of two pragmas
> which "seem" contradictory?

I like that idea. How about SPECIALISABLE? This is a nod to the possibility
that GHC might someday automatically specialize an imported function.

Or EXPOSE? Or EXTERNAL? Bikeshed activate!
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