[Haskell-cafe] Increasing memory use in stream computation

Arie Peterson ariep
Thu Oct 10 18:05:37 UTC 2013

Hi Claude,

> Looking at the heap profile graph (generated with +RTS -h, no need to
> compile with profiling) I see the increasing memory use is split about
> evenly between STACK and BLACKHOLE.  I don't know what that means or why
> it occurs, but replacing `small` solved that problem for me:
> small = V.fromList <$> S.stream (replicateM 7 [-1,0,0,1])


Unfortunately, my real code is more complicated, and I can't simplify its 
"small" function in this way. (The list [-1,0,0,1], that is being streamed in 
the do block, in the full program depends on some parameter that changes on 
each iteration.)

Although, maybe I can do all the logic of the "small" function in the list 
monad, and stream the resulting list, as you do in the above.

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