[Haskell] memory management

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 07:39:45 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 7:30 AM, Sam Martin<sam.martin at geomerics.com> wrote:
> I can picture similar situations arising in Haskell where for suitable
> expressions the compiler could in theory determine that garbage
> collection would be unnecessary for a lump of temporary data and simply
> allocate/deallocate when starting/finishing evaluating the thunk. The
> goal being to simplify garbage collection for this kind of temporary
> allocation.
> Any thoughts?
> Ta,
> Sam

Sounds like region inference to me. (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Region_inference)

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