ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.3 binary-dists
Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Wed Jul 2 07:25:35 EDT 2008
Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> As I said to Serge, I *think* all this arises from the *unconditional* inlining of instance declarations, which isn't under flag control unfortunately. The only fix at the moment is to write instance decls whose code is small -- just call a separate top-level function
> instance C T where
> op = op_T
> op_T = ....
I've changed our generation of instances to follow this pattern and
indeed the object code size is much smaller!
This is a workaround for http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/955
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