[Haskell-cafe] deepSeq vs rnf

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Fri Nov 24 09:53:45 EST 2006

Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 02:47:20PM +0100, Björn Bringert wrote:
> > I wanted to use the Strategies library and didn't understand much of
> > it,  so I sat down and documented it. The darcs version, 
> > http://darcs.haskell.org/packages/base/Control/Parallel/Strategies.hs
> > has my changes.
> Perhaps it would make sense to move all the NFData material to a new
> module called, say, Control.NormalForm, and maybe add a deepSeq
> function there.  Control.Parallel.Strategies is a somewhat surprising
> place to find normal form functions, and most of the people who are
> using them aren't thinking about parallelism.

Agreed.  [ Bikeshed time:  Control.Evaluation.Strategies anyone? ]


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