sum[1..100000] --> stack overflow in GHC, but not in Hugs?
dagit at codersbase.com
Sun Nov 23 09:16:53 EST 2008
On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 6:07 AM, Vishal Belsare <shoot.spam at gmail.com>wrote:
> Please bear with a very basic question. I am trying to 'learn me a
> Haskell for great good' using Hutton's book and some online tutorials.
> I started off with Hugs and recently used GHC (to use the 'let a =
> ." syntax interactively, which Hugs doesn't allow perhaps).
You might also learn you a haskell for great good with:
> There's a simple issue I am having with GHC. sum[1..100000] works fine
> on Hugs, however, the same in GHCi generates a stack overflow
> exception. I am trying to figure out what's going on.
You might try telling ghci to use optimizations. I but that will fix this
problem. I can't reproduce your stack overflow locally (I even tried with
bigger numbers). But, this might help:
then try your code.
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