[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANNOUNCE: deepseq-

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 07:17:43 EST 2009

On 19/11/2009 11:52, Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:
> Yitzchak Gale wrote:
>> Simon Marlow wrote:
>>> So then what shall we call the a ->  () version?
>>> One possibility is to go back to calling it rnf.
>> In light of apfelmus' comment, I vote for rnf.
>> And in that case, how about the analogous alternative for seq itself:
>> hnf :: a ->  ()
> I think it would be whnf since it doesn't evaluate under lambdas.
> I also vote for rnf, because we should have a good reason for changing
> names of things.

Various people would prefer rnf.

Ok, unless there are any further objections, I'll change the names back to

class NFData a where
    rnf :: a -> ()

and also add

   deepseq :: a -> b -> b

but I'll leave the module name as Control.DeepSeq.


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