[Haskell] memory management

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sun Aug 2 21:24:12 EDT 2009

> Hello,
>      I'm interested in research relating to memory management in  
> Haskell. I'm at the point where I don't know enough to have very  
> specific questions, but I'm especially interested in garbage collection  
> in Haskell, and any available statistics (such as, how long does a thunk  
> typically live before its evaluated, after its evaluated?), or tools  
> that would let me get that sort of information more easily. If any one  
> could be so kind as to point me to relevant research papers or other  
> documentation, it would be very much appreciated.

Some research papers on GC and Haskell:


Simon Marlow has some recent papers on benchmarking costs in the


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