ghc 8.4.1 and trac 13930
qdunkan at gmail.com
Wed May 2 03:09:55 UTC 2018
I recently noticed that with -O1, ghc was optimizing some code
if Trace.traceShowId "b" $ True
then return $ Left $ Serialize.BadMagic (Serialize.magicBytes
else first Serialize.UnserializeError <$> Exception.evaluate
to always evaluate the 'else' branch. This is fixed in 8.4.2, so I'm
pretty sure it's https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/13930
I assume there's no point trying to get a minimal reproduction, since
it's a known issue and fixed. Still,
says "incorrectly optimised, resulting in space leaks".
Maybe it should instead say "incorrectly optimised, resulting in
taking the wrong branch in 'if' expressions"? That's a bit more
alarming, and is a stronger "upgrade to 8.4.2" signal.
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