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Re: [Chicken-users] on generating types files for compound libraries of
Re: [Chicken-users] on generating types files for compound libraries of multiple modules
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:51:56 +0200
On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 08:23:51AM +0200, Marco Maggi wrote:
> I see there is no declaration specifier for "-emit-types-file", is
> there a reason? I would appreciate something similar to
I don't know, but it might be just a matter of nobody having had a use
case yet. I've made a ticket for this: https://bugs.call-cc.org/ticket/1644
> Also: how do you handle types files for shared libraries composed by
> multiple modules? Should I generate a types file for each module and
> install all of them along the shared library? I doubt this is correct.
No, as far as I know you simply load the types database using -types or
-consult-types-file and that accepts any filename. The core types
database (types.db) also contains type information for several modules.
So when you emit the types file you can just write it to a single file.
Actually, I don't think there's even functionality in place to separate
out the types per module. So what you're trying to do sounds perfectly
> I have shared libraries with multiple modules compiled in. Only one
> module is the "public" one (exporting the public API), the others export
> some "public" syntactic bindings and some "private" syntactic bindings.
> Is this case currently supported by CHICKEN?
That should be fine. It's not completely standard, so you might need to
do a few things here and there to make it work, but I don't see any
problem with it. If you're running into specific problems, let us know
and we'll try to find out what's going wrong.
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