haskell reify, was sequencing data structures

Simon Marlow simonmar@microsoft.com
Fri, 5 Sep 2003 10:39:47 +0100

> I wonder whether keeping the names of data constructors in info tables
> is expensive?
> I would have guessed not. (more debugging info such as
> function names and src locations is likely to be more=20
> expensive however).
> Anyway, would it be possible/feasible for GHC to keep names=20
> in info tables
> all the time, not just for profiling? At least for data-constructors?

That's a distinct possibility.  If you send patches we'll incorporate