Summary of containers patches

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at
Fri Sep 24 00:50:38 EDT 2010

On 24 September 2010 14:36, Michael Snoyman <michael at> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Don Stewart <dons at> wrote:
>> Perhaps a containers-inline fork is needed, for those who still need the speed.
> Would it be possible to use CPP to turn the INLINE flags into a
> compile-time argument, ie:
> #ifdef INLINE
> {-# INLINE #-}
> #endif

Since containers ships with GHC, wouldn't this then require an extra
flag being used when building GHC to enable this?

And then to use it, you'd have to build your own GHC rather than using
a pre-built binary like just about everyone does...

> I'd hate to start seeing incompatible Data.Map.Maps floating around.

Agreed.  At the very least if there was a fork it would presumably
have to be in a different module namespace to avoid namespace
collisions, which would make the incompatability obvious.

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at

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