[Haskell-cafe] Is fusion overrated?
dons00 at gmail.com
Wed May 18 08:10:32 CEST 2011
Also, we do fusion on strict structures (e.g. vectors), where you get
back O(n) on each fused point. Obviously, it is less of a win on lazy
structures than the (pathological) case of strict data, but it is
still a win.
On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 11:07 PM, Ben Lippmeier <benl at ouroborus.net> wrote:
> On 18/05/2011, at 15:55 , Roman Cheplyaka wrote:
>> Of course I don't claim that fusion is useless -- just trying to
>> understand the problem it solves. Are we saving a few closures and cons
>> cells here?
> And thunk allocations, and thunk entries. Entering a thunk costs upwards of 20 cycles, while performing a single addition should only cost one. Imagine every thunk entry is a function call. You don't want to call a whole function just to add two numbers together.
> Those "few closures and cons cells" can be surprisingly expensive when compared to native ALU instructions on a modern machine.
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