Re: Update available-- possibly last before finalization Andre van Tonder 10 Dec 2004 11:47 UTC

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Felix Winkelmann wrote:

> From what my experiments show the current SRFI-57 reference implementation
> does *not* work on systems that provide a non-generative SRFI-9, or non-
> generative native records.

I'm not sure why that should be.  Would you mind saying a bit more on
this?

> I haven't understood your code well enough to say whether it's too difficult
> to handle generative and non-generatve records, but if you say so I
> accept that. It would just be a handy thing to have. Having only generative
> records makes it just impossible to use the constructor macros in a
> separate compilation model, AFAICT.

I agree and I think it would be a good idea to change the
paragraph describing generativity, currently just copied from SRFI-9, to
acknowledge that the notion of generativity should be adapted in
the presence of modules or separate compilation.  The precise mechanism
would currently probably depend on the details of the module/separate
compilation model of the implmementation, but will presumably be fixed
in R6RS.

Regards
Andre