[Haskell] Image manipulation
ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Wed Oct 31 05:58:40 EDT 2007
Bjorn Lisper <lisper at it.kth.se> writes:
> Wait, Jerzy. Haskell implementations do not have to be lazy as long as they
> preserve the more abstract semantics. Optimistic evaluation has been
> considered, for instance by Robert Ennals.
I'm not sure if the GC hack proposed by Wadler¹ that lets the garbage
collector replace "fst (a,b)" with "a" (and similar for other unchecked
selectors) counts as optimistic evaluation, but I wonder what the
status of this is. GHC doesn't seem to do it, and I wonder if there
is any particular reason? Too specific?
As I've posted about previously, I use concurrency to work around the
space leak, but it'd be nice to be able to do without, especially as
-smp is not compatible with -prof.
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