[Haskell-cafe] Re: Real-time garbage collection for Haskell

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 07:42:00 EST 2010

On 05/03/2010 05:03, wren ng thornton wrote:
> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> So it would be pretty easy to provide something like
>> disableMajorGC, enableMajorGC :: IO ()
>> Of course leaving it disabled too long could be bad, but that's your
>> responsibility.
> It seems like it'd be preferable to have an interface like:
> withMajorGCDisabled :: IO() -> IO()
> or (for some definition of K):
> withMajorGCDisabled :: (K -> IO()) -> IO()

Sure, my intention was that you'd build this with the primitives.

 > in order to ensure that it always gets turned back on eventually. Of
 > course, the latter can be created from the former pair. It's just that
 > the former reminds me a bit much of explicit memory management and how
 > difficult it is to balance the free()s...



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