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Re: Re[6]: [Haskell-cafe] Boxed Mutable Arrays

Subject: Re: Re[6]: [Haskell-cafe] Boxed Mutable Arrays
From: Brad Larsen
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 12:11:39 -0500
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Don Stewart <[email protected]> wrote:
[...]
>> The bug described in Ticket #650, AFAICS, prevents implementation of a
>> reasonable, generic hash table in Haskell.  :-(
>
> You can certainly implement it, it just requires that you increase the
> heap size to a bit bigger than your hash to reduce the pressure on the
> GC.
>
> But note, Simon's making progress,
>    http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/650#comment:17
>
> -- Don

Nice!  Even if it is only an improvement in the constant factor, and
not a genuine fix for the problem, it sounds like a big improvement.

Sincerely,
Brad
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