[Haskell-cafe] Current situation regarding global IORefs

Brian Hulley brianh at metamilk.com
Sat Apr 29 11:18:43 EDT 2006

Brian Hulley wrote:
> The use of a plain value to initialize the ref rather than a monadic
> computation would ensure that there would be no problems with trying
> to work out which order to initialize top level refs that are
> dependent on values of refs in other modules since there could be no
> dependencies.

I meant to say that while there *could* be dependencies I don't think they 
would be any different from the dependencies that can exist at the moment 
with one value depending on another which in turn is defined in terms of the 
first either within a module or between mutually recursive modules.

Also, to qualify my suggestion, I am not 100% sure that it would be powerful 
enough for all uses - perhaps monadic computations are needed in some cases 
to init global refs?

Regards, Brian. 

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