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Re: A liitle note on the side

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?