[Haskell-cafe] heap lifetime question

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 01:25:57 EDT 2008

Hello Vasili,

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 9:13:43 AM, you wrote:

>     What is the lifetime of various heap objects ... e.g. created by allocaBytes, alloca, etc?

alloca/allocaBytes just mimicks stack allocation but actually allocates
buffer in usual heap. this buffer lives while references to it exists

on practice, it's usually gc'ed by next minor GC

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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