[Haskell-cafe] Turn GC off

Jesse Schalken jesseschalken at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 07:38:49 CEST 2011

There might be a way to do it, I don't know, but this sounds like an
problem <http://mywiki.wooledge.org/XyProblem>. Can I ask what you're trying
to achieve by doing this, or is it just out of curiosity regarding how much
garbage is created? (It's a lot, by the way. Since the only thing a purely
functional program can do is create data and read data (as opposed to
create, read and update in an impure program) I imagine a purely functional
program without GC would hit OOM very, very quickly.)

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:42 AM, Andreas Voellmy <andreas.voellmy at gmail.com>
> Hi everyone,
> Is there a way to completely turn garbage collection off in the Haskell
> runtime system? I'm aware of the -A runtime option, but I'd like to
> completely turn it off, if possible. I'm OK with running the program until
> it runs out of memory, and I'm willing to recompile GHC if needed.
> Regards,
> Andreas
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