[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hiding side effects in a data structure

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Nov 2 15:41:54 EDT 2007

"Cale Gibbard" <cgibbard at gmail.com> writes:

> On 21/10/2007, Jon Fairbairn <jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> No, they (or at least links to them) typically are that bad!
>> Mind you, as far as fragment identification is concerned, so
>> are a lot of html pages.  But even if the links do have
>> fragment ids, pdfs still impose a significant overhead: I
>> don't want stuff swapped out just so that I can run a pdf
>> viewer; a web browser uses up enough resources as it is. And
>> will Hoogle link into pdfs?
> Swapped out!? What PDF viewer are you running on what machine?
> Currently, with a 552 page book open (Hatcher's algebraic topology),
> my PDF viewer (Evince) uses about 36MiB,

If loading another 36MiB doesn't cause swapping, you're
obviously not running enough haskell programmes.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk

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