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|Haskell Performance Resource|
1 Use an explicit export list
If you do not have an explicit export list in a module, the compiler must assume that everything in that module will be exported. This disables various useful optimisations:
- If a function is used only once in the current module, and not exported, there is no penalty for inlining the function at its single use point.
- If a function is not used at all, and not exported, its definition can be discarded.
- The compiler has more flexibility regarding calling conventions and the like for functions that are not visible beyond the current compilation unit.
2 Manual whole program compilation
For compilers with separate module compilation, a whole-program compilation and optimization can be achieved semi-automatically by merging a bundle of modules using Haskell All-In-One.