The regional-pointers package

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The library allows you to allocate memory in a region yielding a regional pointer to it. When the region terminates all pointers are automatically freed. Most importantly, a pointer can't be returned from the region. So it's impossible to reference unallocated memory.

The primary technique used in this package is called "Lightweight monadic regions" which was invented by Oleg Kiselyov and Chung-chieh Shan. See:

http://okmij.org/ftp/Haskell/regions.html#light-weight

This technique is implemented in the regions package which is re-exported from this library.

This library provides wrappers around all the Ptr functions from the Foreign.* modules of the base library.


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Versions 0.1, 0.1.0.1, 0.1.0.2, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.6.0.1, 0.7
Dependencies base (>=4 && <4.5), base-unicode-symbols (>=0.1.1 && <0.3), regions (==0.11.*), transformers (==0.2.*) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright 2010-2011 Bas van Dijk
Author Bas van Dijk
Maintainer Bas van Dijk <v.dijk.bas@gmail.com>
Stability experimental
Category System, Monadic Regions
Home page https://github.com/basvandijk/regional-pointers/
Bug tracker https://github.com/basvandijk/regional-pointers/issues
Source repository head: git clone git://github.com/basvandijk/regional-pointers.git
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The library allows you to allocate memory in a region yielding a regional pointer to it. When the region terminates all pointers are automatically freed. Most importantly, a pointer can't be returned from the region. So it's impossible to reference unallocated memory.

The primary technique used in this package is called "Lightweight monadic regions" which was invented by Oleg Kiselyov and Chung-chieh Shan.

This technique is implemented in the regions package which is re-exported from this library.

This library provides wrappers around all the Ptr functions from the Foreign.* modules of the base library.