RFC: Removing the `-hb` profiling option

Iavor Diatchki iavor.diatchki at gmail.com
Fri May 6 16:41:04 UTC 2016

I think that biographical profiling is quite nice! I wouldn't say that it
is *more* useful than other modes of profiling, but it is certainly
complementary, and helps give you an idea of what's going on.

So I'd very much vote for fixing it rather than removing it.


On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 2:04 AM, Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+hs at mega-nerd.com>

> Hi all,
> After a bit of rather tedious and frustrating debugging I came to the
> realisation that the code for the `-hb` profiling option is not thread
> safe. See https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/12019
> This gives us an opportunity to simply remove it instead of fixing it.
> If there is anyone that thinks this future is really useful (ie more
> useful than the other profiling modes) then I'm willing to fix it.
> But if noone would miss it. I'd much rather remove it.
> Thoughts?
> Erik
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