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

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] hygienic chicken and load/link/import forms
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:43:45 +0200
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On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 01:30:10PM -0700, Kon Lovett wrote:
> >> '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.

Aha, so with static linkage you can still load source files with a
dynamically determined name by using require, but not by using

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