[Haskell-cafe] Re: hmatrix

Alberto Ruiz aruiz at um.es
Tue Jun 3 04:56:50 EDT 2008

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Alberto,
> Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 11:27:54 AM, you wrote:
>>>> Yes, I will try to write a simple version of Data.Array.ST...
>> That's right, the correspondence with StorableArray is direct, and
>> efficient conversion can be easily added to the library. I mentioned the
>> idea of Data.Array.ST to have also the possibility of writing pure code,
>> without IO, internally implemented with inplace updates.
> STRef/STArray operations are just IORef/IOArray operations imported in
> some way/ you can easily import any other operations to ST monad as
> far as you use rank-2 types to guarantee that impureness will not
> escape the runST call. look into unsafeIOtoST function

Good! So you can easily "hide" the IO operations in the ST monad. I will 
definitely look into it.

> providing unmovable STUArray variant may be a good idea

Many thanks Bulat!

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