[Haskell-cafe] safe code to run in finalizers: ACIO revisited

Robert Dockins robdockins at fastmail.fm
Wed Dec 29 13:11:03 EST 2004

There is a lot of interesting discussion on this list about finalizers 
in Java.  It is hard to say exactily how much is transferable to the 
haskell setting.  This appears to be the direction the java folks are 


Andy Georges wrote:
> On Saturday 18 December 2004 20:15, Robert Dockins wrote:
>>Due to one of the threads on cafe recently, I have been doing some
>>thinking about finalizers.  
> Iirc, there was a rather large discussion on finalizers on the Java memory 
> model list. Perhaps some useful ideas can be gathered from their proposal.
> I haven't read it in a while (and right now, I haven't got the time to do so), 
> so I may be off track here.
> http://www.cs.umd.edu/~pugh/java/memoryModel/
> Regards,
> Andy
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