Generic deep evaluation of data structures

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BSD3 licensed by Maxime Henrion
Maintained by Maxime Henrion

This package provides a deepseq function analogous to seq, except that it traverses the entire data structure, evaluating it fully, and not just up to head normal form.

Using lists as an example:

> [1,2,undefined] `seq` 3

Whereas with deepseq:

> [1,2,undefined] `deepseq` 3
*** Exception: Prelude.undefined

Unlike the deepseq package, this implementation is based on the GHC.Generics framework as found in GHC >= 7.2, so that it can generate instances automatically for any datatype that has a Generic instance, without further code.

data MyType = MyType String Int (Maybe Double)
  deriving Generic
instance DeepSeq MyType

Changes in version

  • Vastly improved performance. As a consequence of these changes, the member function of the DeepSeq class is now rnf, instead of deepseq.

  • New instances for functions, Ratio and Complex types.

Changes in version

  • Fix the U1 and V1 instances.

Changes in version

  • No functional changes, updated to correct the URLs of the repository and the issue tracker.

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