[Haskell-cafe] Re: Looking for the fastest Haskell primes

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 16 08:06:35 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-04-16 at 07:11 -0400, Daniel Peebles wrote:
> I vaguely remember someone (maybe Duncan Coutts?) saying that this was
> a commonly held misconception, and that GHC did indeed GC CAFs when
> optimization is enabled. If I am remembering incorrectly, does anyone
> have a reference to a ticket outlining this non-GC'ed CAF behavior?

It was Simon Marlow. I quote:

        "FUD!  CAFs are definitely garbage collected"



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