[Haskell-cafe] Re: Non-technical Haskell question

Henning Thielemann iakd0 at clusterf.urz.uni-halle.de
Mon Dec 6 16:16:48 EST 2004

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Robert Dockins wrote:

> The problem, of course, is that Haskell likes to tightly bind with the 
> libraries it uses (inlineing across modules and other optimizations). 
> So imaging if the "package" unit was a barrier to those kinds of 
> optimizations.  Then, no knowledge of the internals of the package are 
> needed by importing modules, and "sufficently" compatable pacakges could 
> be drop in replacements, .so or .dll style.

This would mean that functions like 'map' and 'foldr' couldn't be unrolled
because they are in the package of the standard functions?

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