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bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'

From: Nicolas Petton
Subject: bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:16:36 +0100

Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:

> Now, I can see that letting stream0 automagically get access to the
> unfolded result can be an optimization in some cases, although in this
> case it's a pessimization.

stream.el is at its core just an implementation of lazy-cons cells, so
not letting stream0 get access to the result would mean changing the
core implementation (I'm not necessarily against it).

If we accept that `seq-elt', and other positional functions of seq.el
should not work on streams, then I could rewrite stream.el to make it a
positioned stream where previous elements are discarded after each
element generation.  However the list of supported functions from seq.el
API would be significantly reduced.

> It could also affect the semantics if unfolding the stream has side
> effects, not sure if stream.el makes guarantees about that though.

No, it doesn't.


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