#7556: build/fold causes with ByteString unpack causes huge memory leak
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  Reporter:  glguy                    |          Owner:  duncan          
      Type:  bug                      |         Status:  closed          
  Priority:  normal                   |      Milestone:  7.8.1           
 Component:  libraries (other)        |        Version:  7.6.1           
Resolution:  fixed                    |       Keywords:                  
        Os:  Unknown/Multiple         |   Architecture:  Unknown/Multiple
   Failure:  Runtime performance bug  |     Difficulty:  Unknown         
  Testcase:                           |      Blockedby:                  
  Blocking:                           |        Related:                  
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Changes (by duncan):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => fixed


Comment:

 Fixed in bytestring head, will be in next point releases.
 {{{
 Tue Jan  8 16:43:21 GMT 2013  Duncan Coutts <dun...@community.haskell.org>
   * Re-implement the foldr and foldl functions and fix unpack fusion
   They were just wrong. The old foldr and foldl were doing strict
   accumulation when they should be lazy.

   Also, the fusion for (List.foldr f z . BS.unpack) was using a
   tail-recursive variant on foldr (though not strictly accumulating)
   which meant it would build up a huge chain of thunks when it should
   be lazy and run in linear space. See ghc ticket 7556
 }}}

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Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/7556#comment:5>
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