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Re: primitive _exit

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: primitive _exit
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 08:31:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> The subject of _exit() as opposed to exit() has come up before.  I
> propose to add _exit as a `primitive-primitive-exit', so you can
> really get out of a process straight away, with no C or Scheme level
> stuff.  The docs would be per below, adding the existing but
> undocumented plain `exit' too.
> Not sure about the name primitive-primitive-exit.  It's pretty ugly,
> but something shorter like `_exit' would make the heirarchy of exits a
> lot less obvious.

How about primitive-_exit ?  It's a little odd, but I think will be
intuitive to anyone looking for _exit.  I know we don't conventionally
use underscores in Scheme, but I don't think doing so will break

The doc is great.


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