Lookup variant for IntMap

Jan-Willem Maessen jmaessen at alum.mit.edu
Mon Aug 16 15:04:25 UTC 2021

Reading the issue and the benchmarks, it seems like the right call here
might be to make the "throws error" version the one that defers the failure
check, and to use a similar algorithm for update (which must search to the
leaf in any case).  So (!) uses the new algorithm, as do alterF and
family.  lookup, member, and findWithDefault retain the old algorithm.

That does leave an opening for an expected-to-hit lookup that can still
miss.  I'd suggest having an alternative only to lookup, rather than
repeating the whole suite of lookup-, member-, and find-like things.

It looks like the benchmarks are manipulating quite large IntMaps?  I
wonder how things look for smaller, shallower maps where fail-late tends to
dominate.  I use maps-with-miss all the time, but seldom with (say)
millions of elements.

-Jan-Willem Maessen

On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 8:12 AM Callan McGill <callan.mcgill at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> I recently noticed that lookup for IntMap favours searches that can
> fast-fail - if instead we are in a situation where lookups are mostly
> successful, then this can be wasteful (see this issue for details:
> https://github.com/haskell/containers/issues/794). Since both versions
> are useful, it would be best to offer users both variants.
> I wondered if people on this list had any suggestions for a name for the
> new function?  David Feuer also wondered which of these two behaviours
> should be the default. My inclination is for it to be the current version
> which fails faster (this also guarantees no unfortunate regressions) but it
> would be useful to run more substantial real-world benchmarks to figure
> that out (if anyone has any suggestions then do let me know).
> Best wishes,
> Callan
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