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Re: [PATCH] Per-module reader, take #3

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Per-module reader, take #3
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 09:31:15 +0100
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> Finally, although we might in theory be able to accommodate all
> possible reading variants as configurable options to the default read,
> in practice (i) this would be a pain for anyone wanting a variant that
> hasn't yet been incorporated into Guile's official reader, because
> they'd have to argue for it and then wait until it filtered through to
> a release, and (ii) we'd still need to implement something to make it
> easy to confine the effect/scope of read options to particular files,
> because the common case is that particular files require particular
> read variants.  Taking (i) and (ii), it seems a lot simpler just to
> allow the Guile developer to specify an alternative read procedure for
> a particular load operation.


  And `guile-reader' would happily come into the picture to help solve
  (i), because it allows reader variants to be easily implemented (be it
  in C or Scheme) and combined with the rest of a reader.

  No more "pain", no need to endlessly argue and "wait until it filtered
  through a release"!



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