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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] deprecate "constant" declaration, document
Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] deprecate "constant" declaration, document "pure"
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:34:34 +0200
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 10:21:58AM +0200, Felix wrote:
> Attached is a patch that adds documentation for the "pure"
> declaration, which declares a toplevel identifier to name
> a procedure that is free of side effects (and thus calls to it
> may be eliminated). This declaration was previously named
> "constant", which is now deprecated.
Looks fine to me.
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