Strictness standardization/description

Henk-Jan van Tuyl hjgtuyl at
Thu Mar 9 17:39:14 EST 2006


Much has already been said about strictness, but what I haven't seen  
discussed sofar, and what am missing in the Haskell Report, is a  
description of the strictness of parameters of functions and operators. It  
is often important to know the strictness to prevent space leaks and even  
for the correctness of a program. A description of strictness in the  
Haskell' report would not only enable more reliable design of Haskell  
programs, but also prevent difference in strictness between the  

Best regards,
Henk-Jan van Tuyl


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