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Re: no constants please

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>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> writes:

>> From: Michael Sperber <sperber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Tom> SCHEME_UNSPECIFIC should be functions, not constants:

>> Why?

Tom> [...] because, you never know, those constants might be
Tom> heap allocated.

>> That, AFAICS, doesn't mandate the above.

Tom> Perhaps it would be clearer if I said that those constants may be
Tom> _newly_ heap allocated.


Tom> It isn't GC-safe to return values which may be unprotected from GC.

Then GC-protect them.

Tom> Anyway, why is it important to write them that way?  You can't use
Tom> them with == or !=.  

Why not?

Cheers =8-} Mike
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