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Re: Stream-filter and space leaks

sperber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Michael Sperber [Mr.  Preprocessor]) writes:

> >>>>> "Matze" == Matthias Neubauer <neubauer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Matze> Richard Kelsey <kelsey@xxxxxxx> writes:
> >> Our different experiences may be based on differences between the 0.57 and
> >> the Scheme 48 version underlying Scsh 0.6.3.  I don't know which version
> >> that is.
> Matze> Well, that's what I already feared. To me, this means either that my
> Matze> scsh is somehow "buggy" or that we still don't have a portable,
> Matze> non-leaking implementation of STREAM-FILTER.
> There's no way to do that in general.  However, if you take the code
> Phil posted last and lambda-lift the internal definitions out, you'll
> get something that works pretty much everywhere (certainly in Scheme
> 48 and scsh), I conjecture.

Yes, this does the trick. After lambda-lifting STREAM-FILTER,

   (stream-car (stream-filter (lambda (x) (zero? x)) (stream-from 1)))

also loops in my scsh.

The real problem is see is the following: as soon as I apply some kind
of abstraction over STREAM-FILTER---which is something every Schemer
wants to do of course---, hell breaks loose again. E.g., if I type 

   (define (filter-zero stream)
     (stream-filter (lambda (x) (zero? x)) 
   (stream-car (filter-zero (stream-from 1)))

in scsh, I will again see a space leak.

Considering all the major Scheme implementations, how common is it to
use a flat closure representation for procedures?


Matthias Neubauer                                       |
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