[Haskell-cafe] Language complexity & beginners (Was: New type of ($) operator in GHC 8.0 is problematic)

Alexey Vagarenko vagarenko at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 16:33:01 UTC 2016

>  is it safe to say that "boxed" and 
> "lifted" are synonyms?
Lifted means may contain bottom. Boxed means represented by a pointer.
`ByteArray#` is boxed but unlifted     

On Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:54:50 PM UTC+5, Imants Cekusins wrote:
> in addition to Takenobu's links, Real World Haskell explains unboxing 
> and lifting on p.583 
> just to clarify, for practical use, is it safe to say that "boxed" and 
> "lifted" are synonyms? you see, term "boxed" is used in other 
> languages. I assumed "lifting" related to monads. Hence the confusion. 
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