The deepseq package

[Tags: bsd3, library]

This package provides methods for fully evaluating data structures ("deep evaluation"). Deep evaluation is often used for adding strictness to a program, e.g. in order to force pending exceptions, remove space leaks, or force lazy I/O to happen. It is also useful in parallel programs, to ensure pending work does not migrate to the wrong thread.

The primary use of this package is via the deepseq function, a "deep" version of seq. It is implemented on top of an NFData typeclass ("Normal Form Data", data structures with no unevaluated components) which defines strategies for fully evaluating different data types.


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Versions1.0.0.0, 1.1.0.0, 1.1.0.1, 1.1.0.2, 1.2.0.0, 1.2.0.1, 1.3.0.0, 1.3.0.1, 1.3.0.2
Dependenciesarray (>=0.1 && <0.5), base (>=3 && <5)
LicenseBSD3
Maintainerlibraries@haskell.org
CategoryControl
Source repositoryhead: git clone http://darcs.haskell.org/packages/deepseq.git/
Upload dateThu Sep 6 18:06:43 UTC 2012
Uploaded byIanLynagh
DistributionsFedora:1.3.0.1, NixOS:1.3.0.2
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