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At Wed, 23 Jun 2004 21:33:04 -0700 (PDT), campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > > On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Alex Shinn wrote: > > > I thought the "million line programs" discussion was useful. Anything > > that big clearly needs dynamic-require, a superset of require. It > > seems the Scheme48 module system is the one that needs to prove itself > > here. > > Scheme48 has controlled & well-abstracted dynamic manipulation of the > module system. DYNAMIC-REQUIRE is rather uncontrolled, inhibits > compilers in just the same way that LOAD does, and doesn't allow for > the same kind of first-class module system manipulation that Scheme48 > does, so I think Scheme48 can be considered pretty well 'proven' in > this regard. Ah, foolish me, I though the lack of any response to my previous post on the subject meant everyone agreed with me :) The canonical example of the million-line program is an OS kernel. How do you implement an OS without some form of dynamic-require? Or any large application with plugins? -- Alex