Compiling data

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at
Thu May 27 09:11:35 EDT 2004

Christian Maeder <maeder at> writes:

> We have put a large list in double quotes and used "read" to convert
> the large literal string (too big for hugs, though) into the needed
> list. This reduced compile time drastically, but I don't know how the
> runtime changed. (Also errors can only occur at runtime.)

Yes, that seemed to do the trick!  Don't think there was much of a
runtime cost, certainly less than the previous compile cost.

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