static constants -- ideas?
jay at satirist.org
Sun Feb 24 22:21:36 EST 2008
Jason Dusek jason.dusek at gmail.com:
> I have an awkward programming problem -- I need to take a
> dictionary, parse it, build a bunch of intermediate lists and
> then make maps and tries out of the list. A "programming
> problem" because it's taken me a fair amount of effort to pull
> together the parser and list generator -- and "awkward"
> because a 69000 item list, [(String, [(String, String)])],
> does not compile under GHC (stack overflow).
I also have constants that are too large to compile. I am resigned to
loading them from data files--other solutions seem even worse.
With data files:
- The program starts up more slowly.
- The code is more complex.
- There may be some hassles with laziness.
- Distributing the executable is not as simple.
Data.Binary eases the irritation somewhat.
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