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Re: [VM] Should `compile' always be visible?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [VM] Should `compile' always be visible?
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 22:16:29 +0100
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> OK. Still I feel that it would be great to have `compile' and
> `compile-file' available in the default environment -- they're in the
> same category as `load', `eval', etc. It would also be good for scripts.
> But I could be convinced otherwise :)

To me, the general argument is that it's much easier to add new bindings
than to remove bindings that have always been there.

Currently, the default name space is already way too loaded IMO.  For
instance, I would prefer it if POSIX procedures were in there own

> The 1.8 results were against the Fedora guile, and the vm results
> against libguile/.libs/lt-guile, run inside pre-inst-guile-env.

The issue is that `pre-inst-guile-env' adds overhead, which may not be
negligible when measuring startup time.


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