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Question About the Variable Allocator

From: Noah Lavine
Subject: Question About the Variable Allocator
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 10:20:12 -0400


I've always been puzzled about part of the variable allocator. In
module/language/tree-il/analyze.scm, we deal with allocations, which
are hash tables that say where in the stack each local variable goes.
The maps are two level, symbol -> {lambda -> location}. The reason
given is that different lambdas could have different variables with
the same symbol.

But if I understand correctly, each variable also gets a gensym, and
the gensyms are globally unique. So wouldn't it be possible to use the
gensyms as keys instead, and only have a single level map? If so, why
don't we do it?


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