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Re: Anything better for delayed lexical evaluation than (lambda () ...)?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Anything better for delayed lexical evaluation than (lambda () ...)?
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:30:56 +0100
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> Andy Wingo <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> But, in the event that David wants to continue with his current
>>> strategy, there are other things that can be done.  David, did you know
>>> that Guile's evaluator is implemented in Scheme?  That means that if you
>>> want an evaluator with different semantics -- for example, something
>>> closer to Kernel[0], as David appears to want -- then you can implement
>>> an evaluator that provides for fexprs and the like, and it will run
>>> about as well as Guile's evaluator.
>> Indeed.  FWIW, Skribilo [0] has its own input language, which is similar
>> to but different from Scheme, so it has its own reader and its own
>> evaluator, the latter being mostly a wrapper around ‘eval’.  This
>> strategy has worked well, and portably between 1.8 and 2.0.
> There is a saying


I just meant to say that this strategy can work, but of course YMMV.


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