[pro] Sensible interpretation of declarations in CLOS
Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
juanjose.garciaripoll at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 16:05:48 UTC 2012
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Daniel Herring <dherring at tentpost.com>wrote:
> On 9 Oct 2012, at 22:44, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <
>> juanjose.garciaripoll at gmail.**com <juanjose.garciaripoll at gmail.com>>
>> In an extremely open-minded setup, where any class is prone to change,
>> not only their structure, but also their metaclass, it would seem that a
>> local declaration of the kind (DECLARE (MY-CLASS FOO)) would be totally
> Slava Pestov did a few really nice things with Factor. In particular, he
> had a mechanism that would dynamically trigger recompilation when "open
> coded/inlined" details changed (e.g. macro redefintion). This declaration
> would be a good point to store such a hook in CL...
In an ideal world, yes, but ECL must currently stick to an environment (C)
which does not allow for dynamic recompilation (no clang embedded yet). I
know that SBCL plays some tricks and we have used our own tricks in this
sense, but I expected that something more sensible could be agreed upon.
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