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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Remove comparator type specializations for

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Remove comparator type specializations for zero and one arguments
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 20:44:28 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 02:30:29PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> Peter Bex scripsit:
> > Here's a patch to restore allowance of zero or single argument calls
> > of numeric comparator procedures in CHICKEN 5.  It's a little ugly,
> > as these kind of exceptions generally are, so any cleanups are welcome.
> I'm not disagreeing with this patch, but would it be just as easy to
> rewrite these calls as just #t?

That's what's already happening in types.db so the compiler will already
do that, but in evaluated code or cases like (apply + (read)) it will
directly call this C function and it needs to manually check the argument
count.  That's the inconsistency I mentioned in my earlier message.


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