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Re: Guile library behaviour

From: Lynn Winebarger
Subject: Re: Guile library behaviour
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 23:29:09 -0500

On Wednesday 17 April 2002 10:07, Rob Browning wrote:
> The original reason for this is just as Lynn explained it -- this used
> to be the only way guile could portably find the bottom of the stack.
> Also note that as things stand now, you can only run one copy of guile
> inside any given app.
> In general, if you're the one designing the app, the requirement that
> guile be handed your real main function isn't a big deal, but in some
> cases this isn't possible.  Fortunately, in more recent versions of
> guile, clever people have figured out a fairly portable way to find
> the bottom of the stack, and so on those platforms, you can use
> scm_init_guile, which will return, and then you can go do whatever
> else you want in your code.

   Mea culpa.  They are clever, that's for sure.  The heuristic that
crawls up the stack until it causes a segmentation fault or bus error
- that's the good stuff.


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