[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Real life examples

Keean Schupke k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Nov 26 15:53:20 EST 2004

Sven Panne wrote:

> You can see that every little detail is exported here. This is extremely
> important for good performance and I happily trade separate compilation
> (in the traditional sense) for this. Note that 'ghc --make' easily 
> handles
> the recompilation issue for your own programs.
> Libraries where you want some kind of binary backwards compatibility are
> another story. Here you have to trade (just like C!) efficiency against
> flexibility, e.g. by writing some kind of facade compiled without -O.
Seems like a reasonable trade, presumably you can use noinline to stop
this happening (even with -O2) if you want to produce a stable binary
interface (like you want for plug-ins).

I assume this does not affect  the ability to replace Storable when 
compiling from
source though?


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