Strict tuples

Ben Rudiak-Gould Benjamin.Rudiak-Gould at
Wed Mar 22 21:24:20 EST 2006

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Taral wrote:
> T> I don't see that more optimization follows from the availability
> T> of information regarding the strictness of a function result's
> T> subcomponents.
> ghc uses unboxed tuples just for such sort of optimizations. instead
> of returning possibly-unevaluated pair with possibly-unevaluated
> elements it just return, say, two doubles in registers - a huge win

Mmm, not quite. Unboxed tuples are boxed tuples restricted such that they 
never have to be stored on the heap, but this has no effect on semantics at 
all. A function returning (# Double,Double #) may still return two thunks.

-- Ben

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