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Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] Bug: Poor error message; maybe a sign of somethin

From: Alexey Radul
Subject: Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] Bug: Poor error message; maybe a sign of something worse?
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:13:48 +0100

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Taylor R Campbell <address@hidden> wrote:
> To recap:  Alexey's symptom is that LIAR chokes when it generates a
> straight-line sequence of machine code that exceeds 64 kilobytes.  The
> immediate source of the problem is that the format word just before
> any straight-line sequence of code saying how far it is from the start
> of the previous one is a 16-bit field.
> I don't see any nice way to work around or solve this problem, without
> just splitting the input to LIAR into separate procedures, which is
> what I have advised Alexey to do.

Thank you for looking into it.  There is actually a knob I can twist
in my use scenario that may get me under that limit; in any case, the
upshot for me is that MIT Scheme will not compile too-large straight
line procedures.  Question answered.


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