[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: A liitle note on the side

This page is part of the web mail archives of SRFI 55 from before July 7th, 2015. The new archives for SRFI 55 contain all messages, not just those from before July 7th, 2015.

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?