Lazy streams and unsafeInterleaveIO

Hal Daume III hdaume@ISI.EDU
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 16:38:35 -0800 (PST)

> BTW, I already found a major problem with the code I attached earlier, 
> using unsafeInterleaveIO: Run in GHCi (as I had done), it works fine; 
> but compiled by GHC and run as an executable, it waits for input and 
> *then* displays the prompt after the user hits Enter ... not very 
> helpful. I didn't think it would do that, since (putStr "? " >> readLn) 
> seemed pretty explicit as to order of evaluation, but I guess that's 
> what I get for breaking referential transparency ...

You probably want to set the buffering otherwise.  GHCi automatically sets
the buffering to nobuffering when it starts, so this probably explains
why you don't experience the problem in GHCi.  Import IO and do something

  hSetBuffering stdout NoBuffering -- or LineBuffering
  hSetBuffering stdin  NoBuffering

...something like that...


 - Hal