[Haskell-cafe] Re: Top Level <-
ashley at semantic.org
Sun Sep 7 18:11:04 EDT 2008
Ganesh Sittampalam wrote:
> Suppose I am writing something that I intend to be used as part of a
> plug-in that is reloaded in different forms again and again. And I see
> module K which does something I want, so I use it. It so happens that K
> uses M, which has a <-. If I knew that using K in my plug-in would cause
> a memory leak, I would avoid doing so; but since the whole point of <-
> is to avoid making the need for some state visible in the API.
The results from the <- in M will only be stored once for the life of
the RTS, no matter how many times your plug-ins are reloaded.
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