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[bug #30169] Auto-compilation failure of a module doesn't lead to a fail
[bug #30169] Auto-compilation failure of a module doesn't lead to a failure [1.9.11]
Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:23:00 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #30169 (project guile):
(Follow-up from bug-guile.)
> Some files may be interpreted, but fail to compile.
> So, you want Guile to fail faster for this error; how do you distinguish
> it from eval-when errors as above? Or would you prefer that eval-when
> errors lead to failures as well?
Do you mean that, for programs written to be interpreted, which lack proper
‘eval-when’ clauses, the idea was to fall back to interpretation when
auto-compilation fails? That would indeed be friendlier to programs written
for previous versions of Guile.
However, in the example I gave, somehow, an error should occur. With 1.8 you
would get an error when reading ‘foo.scm’, whereas here it’s just
silently ignored, which sounds wrong.
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