[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: deepseq-126.96.36.199
marlowsd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 03:53:31 EST 2009
On 17/11/2009 18:42, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2009, at 11:36 , Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 3:00 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com
>> <mailto:marlowsd at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> I've just uploaded deepseq-188.8.131.52 to Hackage
>> This provides a DeepSeq class with a deepseq method, equivalent to
>> the existing NFData/rnf in the parallel package.
>> If it's equivalent, what are the relevant differences? Why would I
>> choose DeepSeq over NFData or vice versa?
> Considering that he said he's going to be using it in parallel, the
> difference is merely that it's usable *without* parallel. It's about
> dependencies, not functionality.
Yes, that's exactly it. No new functionality relative to NFData, just
moving it to a more appropriate place.
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