'any' and 'all' compared with the rest of the Report

Sven Panne Sven.Panne@informatik.uni-muenchen.de
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 01:33:43 +0100


I'm slowly using track of this whole discusssion. But as a simple matter
of fact: Using or not using optimizations (aka -O) changes the space
behaviour of your Haskell programm. Sad as it may sound, it seems to be
the price you have to pay for lazy evaluation. Of course it depends on
the exact reading of "space behaviour" (temporary allocation vs. max
heap usage), but it basically remains the same. On a positive side, this
shifts debugging to a much higher level (searching for space leaks) than
commonly done in imperative/OO/... languages (searching for semantic
in the first place, space leaks only come after that).

Just my 2 cents,