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Re: [PATCH] Implement SRFI-111 Boxes

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Implement SRFI-111 Boxes
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:37:30 +0100
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On Tue 25 Mar 2014 18:01, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Tu put it differently, I don’t think it would buy us anything to make
> variable SRFI-111 boxes.

Dunno; variables are slightly cheaper than records.  Their type checks
are easier and they take less memory.  

> However, it could perhaps break code

In what way?

> and would not allow for a separate type printer, which is useful.

Not sure what this point is, as the external representation was not
specified in SRFI-111.

Perhaps we are miscommunicating -- I would change what we currently call
"variables" to be "boxes".  WDYT?


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