[Ecls-list] About name collisions
Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
jjgarcia at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Jan 31 23:28:50 UTC 2008
I have just finished (but not yet committed) new code to change the
names of initialization functions in compiled code.
Until now we used init_**** where **** contains the file name of the
source. I propose to use
(format nil "_ecl~36Rs~36Rt~36R" (get-universal-time) (incf
where *counter* is an internal counter, and we use the universal time
and the process id to differentiate the binary.
Pros: simple, works for any source tree organization and any number of
compilations on the same machine; it will still work when the compiler
becomes threads safe and reentrant.
Contras: there may be collisions if the computer clock is wrong, or of
one tries to combine binaries built on two different machines.
I would like to hear your opinion, but keep in mind that function
names cannot be arbitrarily large, so hostnames, threads, etc,
Facultad de Fisicas, Universidad Complutense,
Ciudad Universitaria s/n Madrid 28040 (Spain)
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