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Re: [Chicken-users] hygienic chicken and load/link/import forms

From: Kon Lovett
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] hygienic chicken and load/link/import forms
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:30:10 -0700

On Jun 13, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Peter Bex wrote:

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 01:18:10PM -0700, Kon Lovett wrote:
What's the use of the distinction?

Not sure if it makes a lot of sense, but how about letting 'require'
this always, removing require-library?  The functionality of the old
'require' could then be a hidden procedure local to the definition.

'require' is useful since it handles the package search.

From what I understood of Felix's description, so does require- library.

Yes, but 'require-library', like 'require-extension', doesn't evaluate its' arguments. Also, not sure what 'require-library', when not at the top-level, means - especially if static linkage is used. Whereas 'require' is suitable for runtime, regardless of linkage mode.

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