Recursive functions and constant parameter closures (inlining/strictness analyzer question)

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Sun Jun 22 16:50:14 EDT 2008

| However, if I had to pick something out of the air, I'd say this: always do
| SAT when the argument in question is a function.

Yes, that might well be a good heuristic to try, if you are interested to pursue this, Max.  Making the function static means that it may be inlined, and that can make a tremendous difference by specializing the loop for that particular function. But that in turn only tends to happen if the enclosing function is inlined.  Consider foldr: the real payoff comes when foldr is inlined, so that the function at the call site becomes visible.


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