sizeFM type

Tomasz Zielonka t.zielonka at
Mon Apr 26 00:38:19 EDT 2004

On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 04:12:25PM -0400, David Roundy wrote:
> On the other hand, since they are still 32 bit computers, any given
> application can still only access 4G of memory.  This issue will only be a
> problem on 64 bit platforms which have a 32 bit Int.

Here is a funny program that gives wrong result because of length
returning Int on a 32-bit computer.

    import Data.List
    main = print (length (genericTake 5000000000 (repeat ())))

Running it shows

    $ ./A

But this is a strange piece of code and I agree that it will hardly be a
problem on a 32 bit platform.

I believe it's impossible to write similarly behaving program for
Data.FiniteMap with current compilers and libraries.

Best regards,

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