[Haskell-cafe] Does GHC compare pointers when eval'ing (==)
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Wed Aug 20 08:23:13 UTC 2014
As I understood, the question was if GHC would first compare pointers,
and only call the Eq instance if the pointers are not equal. I guess
this would be safe, but I don't think GHC does such a thing.
On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Alois Cochard <alois.cochard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Johan,
> Haskell does not support referential equality, as that would break
> referential transparency.
> On Aug 20, 2014 7:52 AM, "Johan Holmquist" <holmisen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Comparing two structures for equality (structurally) can be expensive. But
>> if their references are the same they would for sure be equal (unless (==)
>> was defined in some funny way). Does GHC perform any such optimization?
>> (Likely a question for another list but I make a stab here first. )
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