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How is the metadata perserved when the belts are spilled to memory? Is there generally an extra byte for each belt entry or is there some sort of coelescing that happens?

Also, is it just me or do the values on the belt with their metadata function as monads? In fact, it looks just like Maybe in Haskell except instead of being
Maybe a = Just a | Nothing instead it’s Belt a = Just a | Nothing | Error and binding gives Error precedence over Nothing. When I was watching the talk I thought to myself “Oh, it’s just like Haskell” in the same way the Belt talk made me think “Oh, its just like Static Single Assignment form”