[Haskell-cafe] let and fixed point operator

Brent Yorgey byorgey at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 13:28:39 EDT 2007

> It's really maddening to write 50,000 lines of code, eventually get it
> to compile, run it, and have the program lock up and start consuming so
> much virtual memory that the entire PC becomes unstable within seconds.

(This isn't helped by the fact that Ctrl+C doesn't seem to make either
> GHCi or GHC-compiled programs halt...) Now you have 50,000 lines of
> otherwise untested code, and there's a bug within it *somewhere*... good
> luck.

Well, this is why you should test your program in bits and pieces before you
get to that point.  Writing 50,000 LOC before you even run your first test
is a horrible idea in any programming language.

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