Compact regions in users guide

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Fri Oct 21 14:09:46 UTC 2016

Yes we need some docs.  But I expect the API to change before we're done
with the implementation (it isn't really usable in its current state), so
I'm deferring the docs until things settle down.


On 17 October 2016 at 18:32, Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

> Hello Compact Regions authors,
> It occurs to me that the compact regions support that is due to be
> included in GHC 8.2 is lacking any discussion in the users guide. At
> very least we should have a mention in the release notes (this is one of
> the major features of 8.2, afterall) and a brief overview of the feature
> elsewhere. It's a bit hard saying where the overview would fit
> (parallel.rst is an option, albeit imperfect; glasgow_exts.rst is
> another). I'll leave this up to you.
> I've opened #12413 [1] to track this task. Do you suppose one of you
> could take a few minutes to finish this off?
> Thanks!
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1]
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