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[Chicken-users] Re: Modules and environments

From: felix
Subject: [Chicken-users] Re: Modules and environments
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:39:59 +0000 (UTC)
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Peter Bex <Peter.Bex <at>> writes:

> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 10:27:26AM -0700, Kon Lovett wrote:
> > The "environments" extension is tolerated but not  
> > endorsed. As an example, the "apropos" extension does not use the  
> > "environments" extension but instead relies on undocumented calls.
> That's a good sign that something's wrong.  If the apropos egg did not
> exist and I would have to write it, I'd start by using the environments
> egg.  If that doesn't work, I'd consider the environments egg broken.
> > I suggest re-opening the debate.
> Consider it re-opened ;)


The environments egg is not fully compatible with the module system.
In fact, I think it shouldn't be used at all. Modules provide a 
renaming context for source code and are conceptually not 
inspectable runtime structures.


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