good fusion (was Re: inits)

Josef Svenningsson josef.svenningsson at
Mon Apr 10 07:08:36 EDT 2006

On 4/10/06, Malcolm Wallace <Malcolm.Wallace at> wrote:
> Are the larger sizes of zipWith (zipWith3, zipWith4, ...) also good
> producers?  I have some evidence from a recent application I have been
> writing that they may not be.  At least, reading the -ddump-simpl
> output, it does not seem clear-cut that a pipeline e.g.
>     (concat . f . map g . zipWith3 h as bs) cs
> is turned into a simple loop, although perhaps I am not reading it
> right.  Is there any received wisdom on what should be expected here?
The GHC documentation is rather clear at this point. See:

The larger zipWiths are not listed as good producers, hence you cannot
expect fusion to happen.



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