[Haskell-cafe] Garbage collecting pointers

Sebastian Sylvan sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 17:24:05 EDT 2010

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <
allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:

> On Mar 26, 2010, at 16:28 , Mads Lindstrøm wrote:
>> For some time I have been thinking about an idea, which could limit
>> Haskell's memory footprint. I don't know if the idea is crazy or clever,
> This is called pointer tagging.  The original STG design avoided it because
> of the perceived performance loss in removing the tags before using the
> pointer, but as I understand it the current GHC design uses limited tagging.

I don't think that's what he's talking about. He's saying the data that
would normally be on the other side of the pointer would instead be stored
"inline", if I understand him correctly.

Sebastian Sylvan
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