specializations on float

Simon Marlow simonmar@microsoft.com
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 10:44:16 +0100

> the ghc docs suggest using Doubles instead of Floats because GHC
> specializes Double but not float...I want to use floats to=20
> save memory and
> to test this claim, i grepped through the libraries for the SPECIALIZE
> keyword and find that with the exception of a few complex=20
> routines (which
> I don't care about), floats are just as specialized as=20
> doubles...is this
> the case, or am I missing something?

I think you're right, there are just as many specialisations for Float
as for Double.  I've updated the docs.