[Haskell-cafe] deepSeq vs rnf

Chad Scherrer chad.scherrer at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 13:16:01 EDT 2006


I had posted this question a while back, but I think it was in the
middle of another discussion, and I never did get a reply. Do we
really need both Control.Parallel.Strategies.rnf and deepSeq? Should
we not always have

x `deepSeq` y == rnf x `seq` y

Maybe there's a distinction I'm missing, but it seems to me they're
basically the same.


Chad Scherrer

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