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

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Per-module reader, take #3
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 01:00:58 +0000
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Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:

> Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
>>> However, making the read procedure used by 'load' configurable can't
>>> hurt, I think.
>> OK, thanks.  I'll just wait a few days in case you or anyone else have
>> further comments.  If not I'll commit the patch as proposed.
> Yes, please do.  I still don't see the big point behind it, and I was
> about to say "compiler" ;-), but let's see how people are going to use
> this.  Please make sure we have adequate docs, of course.

This is in CVS now.

> As a related comment, I think we should make our own reader highly
> configurable at one point, along the lines of Common Lisp read-tables
> maybe, or by following established Scheme standards.

Yes, sounds good.  The configurable 'load' reader may help us towards
that goal, by allowing people to experiment easily with what kinds of
reader configurability are useful, and what kind of API is convenient
to control it.


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