[Haskell-cafe] about integer and float operations

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Fri Feb 6 10:12:57 EST 2009

| By the way: it is possible to use a private constructor (via some
| special GHC flag?).
| I would like to do a quick performance check using the existing
| fromRational specialization by constructing a Rational directly.
| I know that Haskell allows declaration hiding for program safety, but
| sometimes this can be a nuisance.

I think you mean that if you have
        module M(f) where
          f = ...
          g = ...

precompiled in a library, is it possible to call g?

No, I'm afraid it isn't, at least in GHC. For example,  'g' may no longer exist... it may have been inlined into 'f'.


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