Why is there a space leak here?
Alastair David Reid
05 Jun 2001 15:45:42 -0600
Mark Tullsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> You have to realize that Alastair Reid is one of the truly great
> Haskell programmers on planet earth. I'm serious. So, when he says
> "incredibly subtle space leak" I wouldn't expect the solution to be
> simple. As far as I can tell, your argument would also apply to
> foo2, which doesn't have a space leak.
Yeah, well, in this case this allegedly "truly great Haskell
programmer" happened to be looking at the problem the wrong way. I
started out assuming it was a compiler or garbage collector bug and
didn't even think of trying to actually reason about the program using
the CBN calculus.
ps Tell you what, I'll make up for it by making most of the fptools/hslib
libraries work in Hugs. If you have read-write access to the cvs
repository, all you have to do (as of 20 minutes ago) is:
cvs -d <something> checkout hugs98
cvs -d <something> checkout fptools/hslibs
./convert_hslibs ../../.. # path points to base of fptools tree
where <something> is whatever you normally use to get the CVS
repository. Something like this
If you only have read access, you'll need to wait until it gets updated
(sometime tonight) and then use
with the password "cvs".