[Haskell] stack overflow - nonobvious thunks?

Udo Stenzel u.stenzel at web.de
Wed Jul 27 14:01:47 EDT 2005

Scherrer, Chad wrote:
>     f m x = Map.insertWith (+) x 1 m

insertWith is inserting the "nonobvious thunks".  Internally it applies
(+) to the old value and the new one, producing a thunk.  There is no
place you could put a seq or something to force the result.  You
basically need insertWith', which isn't there.

I think, your best best is to manually lookup the old value, combine
with the new, force the result, then insert that, overwriting the old

On top of that you still need foldl' to avoid building long chains of

The Second Law of Thermodynamics:
        If you think things are in a mess now, just wait!
	                -- Jim Warner
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