[Haskell-cafe] Space leak

Rafael Almeida almeidaraf at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 19:49:21 EST 2010

On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Arnoldo Muller <arnoldomuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jason,
> I am trying to use haskell in the analysis of bio data. One of the main
> reasons I wanted to use haskell is because lazy I/O allows you to see a
> large bio-sequence as if it was a string in memory.
> In order to achieve the same result in an imperative language I would have
> to write lots of error-prone iterators. I saw lazy I/O as a very strong
> point in favor of Haskell.

What about mmap function? It's available on Linux, you can use it on C
and probably a lot of other imperative languages. Was the
non-portability factor the issue with using it?

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