[Haskell-cafe] Small optimisation question

Tim Chevalier catamorphism at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 19:31:35 EST 2007

On 11/17/07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Suppose I write something like this:
>   foo :: [Int]
>   foo = concat (replicate 4 [4,7,2,9])
> The value of "foo" is completely determined at compile-time. So, will
> the compiler generate calls to concat and replicate, or will it just
> insert a large list constant here?

To add to what others have said, you might want to read the Simons'
paper "Secrets of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler Inliner":
It's pretty accessible, and talks about the various knobs that can be
twiddled in order to influence the black art of inlining.


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