[Haskell-cafe] Diagnosing stack overflow

Justin Bailey jgbailey at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 11:35:22 EDT 2007

On 8/18/07, Matthew Brecknell <haskell at brecknell.org> wrote:
> Justin Bailey:
> > Would "retainer profiling" help me see what was building up
> > this large thunk/closure?
> I'm not really familiar enough with GHC's profiling to answer that, but
> I'll take a guess.

You're experimental programs have given me an idea  - I can use them
to test if the profiling tools can show me where a stack overflow
might be occurring.

Thanks for the clear explanation of the difference. I also found the
wiki page http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Stack_overflow to be


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