Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O hga@xxxxxx 22 Apr 2020 17:13 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O John Cowan 22 Apr 2020 20:42 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Lassi Kortela 22 Apr 2020 20:53 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O John Cowan 22 Apr 2020 21:29 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O hga@xxxxxx 22 Apr 2020 23:57 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Lassi Kortela 22 Apr 2020 21:36 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Lassi Kortela 22 Apr 2020 21:42 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O John Cowan 23 Apr 2020 03:37 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 07:02 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 07:05 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Göran Weinholt 23 Apr 2020 10:53 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 11:09 UTC
Per-thread umask Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 11:30 UTC
Re: Per-thread umask Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 11:43 UTC
Re: Per-thread umask Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 11:47 UTC
Re: Per-thread umask Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 11:59 UTC
Re: Per-thread umask John Cowan 23 Apr 2020 15:03 UTC
Re: Per-thread umask Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 15:20 UTC
Re: Per-thread umask Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 16:02 UTC
Re: Per-thread umask John Cowan 23 Apr 2020 16:03 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 11:14 UTC
current directory and openat() et al Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 11:27 UTC
Re: current directory and openat() et al Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 13:56 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Sebastien Marie 23 Apr 2020 13:32 UTC
Definition of working directory Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 13:51 UTC
Re: Definition of working directory Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 14:06 UTC
Re: Definition of working directory Sebastien Marie 23 Apr 2020 15:31 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen 23 Apr 2020 15:24 UTC
Separate high-level and low-level APIs Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 15:38 UTC
Re: Separate high-level and low-level APIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen 23 Apr 2020 15:43 UTC
Re: Separate high-level and low-level APIs Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 15:48 UTC
Re: Separate high-level and low-level APIs hga@xxxxxx 23 Apr 2020 16:19 UTC
Re: Separate high-level and low-level APIs Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 16:42 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O hga@xxxxxx 23 Apr 2020 15:40 UTC
Re: Review of SRFI 170 through 3.2 I/O Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 11:33 UTC
Normalizing the current directory Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 11:38 UTC
Re: Normalizing the current directory Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 11:55 UTC
Re: Normalizing the current directory Lassi Kortela 23 Apr 2020 12:09 UTC
Using paths that are searchable but not completely readable hga@xxxxxx 23 Apr 2020 12:29 UTC
Per-thread working directory and umask proposal John Cowan 23 Apr 2020 14:13 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 14:16 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal John Cowan 23 Apr 2020 16:07 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen 23 Apr 2020 16:13 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 16:25 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen 23 Apr 2020 17:26 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal John Cowan 23 Apr 2020 18:38 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Feeley 23 Apr 2020 17:55 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen 23 Apr 2020 18:55 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal John Cowan 23 Apr 2020 20:12 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Shiro Kawai 23 Apr 2020 22:17 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Lassi Kortela 24 Apr 2020 08:43 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Shiro Kawai 24 Apr 2020 11:27 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Lassi Kortela 24 Apr 2020 11:37 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Shiro Kawai 24 Apr 2020 12:22 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Feeley 24 Apr 2020 12:28 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen 26 Apr 2020 09:19 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal John Cowan 27 Apr 2020 22:45 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Shiro Kawai 27 Apr 2020 23:42 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal John Cowan 28 Apr 2020 00:41 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Shiro Kawai 28 Apr 2020 00:56 UTC
os-working-directory Lassi Kortela 29 Apr 2020 09:23 UTC
Re: os-working-directory Duy Nguyen 29 Apr 2020 09:28 UTC
current-umask Lassi Kortela 29 Apr 2020 09:43 UTC
Windows Lassi Kortela 29 Apr 2020 09:47 UTC
Re: Windows Lassi Kortela 29 Apr 2020 09:49 UTC
Re: Windows John Cowan 29 Apr 2020 14:53 UTC
Re: current-umask hga@xxxxxx 29 Apr 2020 13:14 UTC
Re: current-umask Lassi Kortela 29 Apr 2020 13:25 UTC
Re: current-umask Marc Feeley 29 Apr 2020 13:31 UTC
Re: current-umask Marc Feeley 29 Apr 2020 13:45 UTC
Re: current-umask Lassi Kortela 29 Apr 2020 14:12 UTC
Re: current-umask hga@xxxxxx 29 Apr 2020 16:20 UTC
Re: current-umask Lassi Kortela 29 Apr 2020 16:44 UTC
Re: current-umask John Cowan 30 Apr 2020 04:02 UTC
Re: os-working-directory John Cowan 30 Apr 2020 02:49 UTC
Re: os-working-directory Lassi Kortela 30 Apr 2020 06:12 UTC
Re: os-working-directory Sebastien Marie 30 Apr 2020 07:19 UTC
Re: os-working-directory Sebastien Marie 30 Apr 2020 07:53 UTC
Should the SRFI mandate current-directory per thread? Lassi Kortela 30 Apr 2020 12:14 UTC
Re: Should the SRFI mandate current-directory per thread? Sebastien Marie 30 Apr 2020 17:00 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal hga@xxxxxx 28 Apr 2020 01:03 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Feeley 28 Apr 2020 01:41 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen 30 Apr 2020 07:11 UTC
Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Feeley 30 Apr 2020 11:33 UTC

Re: Per-thread working directory and umask proposal Marc Feeley 24 Apr 2020 12:28 UTC

> On Apr 23, 2020, at 2:55 PM, Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen <xxxxxx@nieper-wisskirchen.de> wrote:
>
>>
>> Your argument is similar to saying that we could get rid of “set!” altogether by just doing (define var (box val)) whenever we want a mutable variable.  Then get rid of set-car! similarly… to just have box and set-box!.  Very MLish!  I view that as taking something away from my language, not the other way around!
>
> This is actually the situation with the parameter objects of
> R7RS-small where mutation is not standardized; so all you can do is to
> put boxes into the parameters. I would rather be able to set the
> parameter objects directly. (Apart from this being more direct and
> more Scheme-like, it would work on `current-input-port', etc., as
> well.)
>
> It probably depends on what would be used more, the (b) semantics or
> the (c) semantics. If the (b) semantics are at least not incorrect for
> most use cases, there's at least a way through the box thing to get to
> the (c) type of semantics.

Let me give you a real situation where the c semantics is superior and can’t be emulated with the b semantics.

Say you want to debug a program remotely, so from your program’s main thread you start a thread that implements a REPL through a network connection.  The following code could be used with Gambit, but it should be easy to adapt to other Scheme’s with threads and networking:

 ;; remote-repl.scm

 (define (remote-repl addr)
   (let ((conn (open-tcp-client addr)))
     (let loop ()
       (display "\n> " conn)
       (force-output conn)
       (write (eval (read conn)) conn)
       (loop))))

 (thread-start!
  (make-thread
   (lambda ()
     (remote-repl "localhost:7000"))))

In another terminal you run “nc -l 7000” to listen for the connection.  Now in this terminal you can inspect through this REPL what is happening in your program.

If your program’s main thread has an issue because its binding for the current-directory parameter is not /tmp as it should be, then you can simply enter (current-directory "/tmp") in the remote REPL.  It is that simple because the main thread and the REPL thread share the same parameter cells.  With the b semantics you can’t implement this because current-directory is a predefined parameter and you can’t wrap it in a “box” to get the sharing semantics (more generally semantics b doesn’t scale because even if you could easily add the “box” to this parameter, you would also need to change all the places that access the current-directory in all your code and libraries, some of which are part of the runtime system that you can’t change).

My point is essentially that you shouldn’t make parameter assignment a sort of second class citizen when using threads.

Marc