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Re: [Chicken-users] environment egg - any replacement?

From: Felix
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] environment egg - any replacement?
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:32:16 +0200 (CEST)

> So: I've been using the environment eggs code for some things.
> This does not work any longer.  I'd rather like to keep the
> code compatibility with rscheme and chicken's eval.
> So far I've been using only four functions:
> make-environment
> environment-extend!
> environment-copy
> environment-ref
> These I found so far to be kind of the minimum to enable envt
> manipulations from user code.
> Could we have such a thing?  I'm ready to hack the code overnight,
> but what's the API chicken does need right now and which changes
> to this API are expected to come more sooner than later?

There will be a replacement, but it will need some modifications
in the evaluator. Do you evaluate a lot of code, are the environments
long- or short-lived and small or large? Do you reuse them or create
many environments on the fly?


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