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Hashtbl.hash does not terminate on recursive lazy value #6361

vicuna opened this issue Apr 3, 2014 · 2 comments


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commented Apr 3, 2014

Original bug ID: 6361
Reporter: @lpw25
Status: closed (set by @xavierleroy on 2015-12-11T18:26:55Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Version: 4.01.0
Fixed in version: 4.02.0+dev
Category: standard library

Bug description

The generic hash function does not terminate on this recursive lazy value:

        OCaml version 4.01.0

# #rectypes;;
# #print_length 4;;
# let rec x = lazy x;;
val x : 'a lazy_t as 'a = lazy (lazy (lazy (lazy ...)))
# Hashtbl.hash x;;

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commented Apr 26, 2014

Comment author: @xavierleroy

Nasty example. Fixed in commit 14693.


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commented May 12, 2014

Comment author: @alainfrisch

An unfortunate consequence of the fix is that a GC (which short-circuits forward pointers) run can change the hash value (of already forced lazy values).

@vicuna vicuna closed this Dec 11, 2015

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