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Re: r6rs libraries

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: r6rs libraries
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 09:53:05 +0100
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Julian Graham <address@hidden> writes:

>>  R6RS Name             Guile Name
>>  (foo bar)      -->    (foo bar)
>>  (foo bar (6))  -->    (foo bar version-6)
>> (Given the recursive name space, this would allow the implementation of
>> several versions in a single file.  In this example, `version-6' in
>> `(foo bar)' just has to be bound to a module.)
> Wait, you've lost me -- the recursive name space?  I thought Guile
> requires that the "tail car" of the module name map to an actual
> filename on disk when searching for modules.

Look for `nested-ref' in `boot-9.scm'.  That's why standard binding
names can't be used in module names (e.g., a module can't be named
`(foo bar eval)').


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