Behavior of touch#
carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 06:43:13 UTC 2014
the point of touch is to prevent premature GC, it actually gets erased at
the CMM level i believe.
That is, it only makes sense to apply touch to lifted types on the heap!
On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Brandon Simmons <
brandon.m.simmons at gmail.com> wrote:
> The `primitive` package exports a lifted version of the undocumented
> which has type:
> touch :: PrimMonad m => a -> m ()
> I'd like to know if this works correctly in general, or will it suffer
> from the same gotches w/r/t unboxing as with addFinalizer and Weak
> references? i.e. must it only be passed an unboxed type?
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