[Ecls-list] "compiler called recursively" error

Jean-Claude Beaudoin jean.claude.beaudoin at gmail.com
Thu May 21 17:43:46 UTC 2009

Hello you all,

Lately I have been improving debugger suppport in the "old" compiler,
local variable access is done, next is source access.

I had noticed that prohibition of recursive call and thought it was somewhat
odd but didn't care too much about it at the time.  Now I see it
can be a significant annoyance.  Since I am in the neighborhood all take
to fix it if it is OK with you (right after source access!)


Jean-Claude Beaudoin

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <
juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Dorai Sitaram <ds26gte at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > I find that ECL (and only ECL among the various CLs) will not allow
> compile-file's argument file to contain
> >
> >  (eval-when (:compile-toplevel) (compile-file "another_file"))
> >
> > Why forbid something that is as harmless as this, and that is even useful
> as a way to have one call to compile-file trigger all the appropriate
> compilations of related files?
> Please clean up the code and make it reentrant. Then we will allow
> that :-) The compiler is a really old beast, which makes pervasive use
> of special and global variables. That is why you can not invoke the
> compiler when it is already compiling another file.
> Juanjo
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