[Haskell-cafe] Garbage collecting pointers
mads_lindstroem at yahoo.dk
Fri Mar 26 17:49:35 EDT 2010
On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 21:24 +0000, Sebastian Sylvan wrote:
> 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.
Yes, that was what I tried to convey. Thanks, for clarifying for me.
> Sebastian Sylvan
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