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Exposing monomorphic predicates/accessors Andre van Tonder 14 Nov 2004 02:23 UTC

Exposing monomorphic predicates/accessors Andre van Tonder 14 Nov 2004 02:23 UTC

I am considering extending the syntax to expose monomorphic predicates
and accessors in addition to the current polymorphic versions.  This may
be useful, definitely for performance and perhaps also for expressiveness.
For example, having a monomorphic just-point? predicate would allow one
to test for instances of the point type that do not belong to a proper
subtype, something that is currently not expressible.  The monomorphic
predicates would all be mutually disjoint.  What I had in mind was, in
addition to the existing variants, something like the following:

   (define-record-type point (make-point x y) (point? just-point?)
     (x (point.x just-point.x) (point.x-set! just-point.x-set!))
     (y (point.y just-point.y) (point.y-set! just-point.y-set!)))

Rather messy-looking, though.  Any suggestions or thoughts?

Andre