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Re: [Chicken-users] A few questions...

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] A few questions...
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 09:08:55 +0200

On 8/19/05, Ashley Bone <address@hidden> wrote:
> >Q3: What are you missing most desperately from Chicken, or better:
> >  if there is one thing that you really want it to have, what would that be?
> >
> >
> Chicken seems to do almost everything I need right now, so only a
> couple of minor things come to mind.  Is there a built-in way now
> to get the filename and line-number at compile time?  I see
> get-line-number in the manual, but I don't think that can give me
> the current line number.  I'd like to have that info so my test-
> infrastructure can format emacs-style error messages.

Good point. I try to figure something out. 

> It would also be great if eggs could be built statically w/o any
> modification.  I have a client now who's kind of insane on the
> subject of shared libraries, so build everything statically is
> a necessity.  It's not a big deal, though - the eggs I'm using
> have been fairly easy to massage into static libraries.

There is a relatively new option (`-extension') that basically does
the same as `(define-extension ...)'. Using this, you can compile
eggs unmodified into non-dynamic object files. 


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