Summary of containers patches

Don Stewart dons at
Fri Sep 24 00:26:49 EDT 2010

> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM, Don Stewart <dons at> wrote:
>     Well, I still don't understand what penalty the code bloat is exactly.
> It's going to push I-cache misses through the roof when there are umpteen
> identical versions of the same function over Map ByteString Foo. Also, some of
> us would like to ship applications written in Haskell, and network bandwidth is
> a big concern there, having gone nowhere in years.

Reducing binary sizes via dynamic linking is going to make a lot more of
an impact than dditional unrolling. However, we have *no* other
techniques for making containers faster.

Perhaps a containers-inline fork is needed, for those who still need the speed.

-- Don

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