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bug#38672: Core records and R7RS records


From: Andy Wingo
Subject: bug#38672: Core records and R7RS records
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 21:57:53 +0100
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On Thu 19 Dec 2019 17:24, Marc Nieper-Wi├čkirchen <address@hidden> writes:

> I've read in the news that the upcoming Guile 3.0 will unify records.
>
> Core records type seem to support the procedure "record-accessor",
> which takes a field name as a symbol.
>
> In R7RS (based on SRFI 9), record field names are, however, (hygienic)
> identifiers and thus compile-time and not run-time identities. An R7RS
> record type can, therefore, not support "record-accessor" and similar
> procedures.
>
> How is this going to be solved in Guile 3?

See
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guile.git/commit/?id=86a9f9a27176968bbae46aceed114634ca7c693e
(just landed).

Cheers,

Andy





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