[Haskell-cafe] Missing Network Functions

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sun Dec 28 13:51:20 EST 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 08:47 -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 1:38 AM, Thomas DuBuisson
> <thomas.dubuisson at gmail.com> wrote:
>               getNthWord n bs@(PS ptr off len) =
>                       inlinePerformIO $ withForeignPtr ptr $ \ptr' ->
>         do
>                       let p = castPtr $ plusPtr ptr' off
>                       peekElemOff p n

> The overhead here is very probably caused by withForeignPtr. In
> similar cases, I've seen much better performance from hoisting this to
> the outside of a loop. 

Since ghc version 6.6, withForeignPtr has no overhead at all so there is
no benefit to hoisting it out of loops. You can verify this by
inspecting the core output. In ghc-6.6 the representation of ForeignPtr
changed to put the Addr# directly in the ForeignPtr constructor (rather
than an indirection further away).


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