[Haskell-cafe] bizarre memory usage with data.binary

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Tue Oct 2 19:25:42 EDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 01:22:25AM +0200, Roel van Dijk wrote:
> Does it terminate?
> Looks like you are summing all the natural numbers. On a turing
> machine it should run forever,   on a real computer it should run out
> of memory. Unless I am missing something obvious :-)

There are only about 4 billion distinct values of type Int, 2 billion of
which are positive.  Integer is required for bigger values

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