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How to make ghc loop.
{-# LANGUAGE EmptyDataDecls #-}
data Empty
data Loop = CLoop (Loop -> Empty)
loop_step :: Loop -> Empty
loop_step b@(CLoop f) = f b
loop :: Empty
loop = loop_step (CLoop loop_step)

It works fine if you turn Loop into a newtype.


You don't even need the EmptyDataDecls; changing Empty to () loops as well. Did you file a bug?


Apparently this is a known bug of the inliner. Adding NOINLINE fixes the problem.

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