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