[Haskell-cafe] how to run in bounded space?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 16:38:48 UTC 2017

Currently the heap overflow exception is not catchable. IIRC this is
planned to be at least looked at for 8.6 (I don't think it made 8.4rc

On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 8:20 AM, Johannes Waldmann <
johannes.waldmann at htwk-leipzig.de> wrote:

> Dear Cafe.
> is there an easy way (in GHC Haskell)
> to run a computation until it (times out or)
> requires more than X  MB of heap?
> (the main program  has a larger heap,
> but the computation should use some part of it only)
> This would be nice for automated tests
> with predictable resources (time and space).
> There is Control.Timeout.
> I guess I want Control.Spaceout.
> - J.
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