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The Haskell Heap

The Haskell heap is a rather strange place. It’s not like the heap of a traditional, strictly evaluated language... ...which contains a lot of junk! (Plain old data.) In the Haskell heap, every item is wrapped up nicely in a box: the Haskell heap is a heap of presents (thunks). When you actually want what’s […]

  • April 18, 2011