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Re: mutating C binding arguments?

From: Michael Livshin
Subject: Re: mutating C binding arguments?
Date: 05 Oct 2000 14:47:58 +0200
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"Lars J. Aas" <address@hidden> writes:

> I thought calling values would get the consumer called indirectly
> then and there, but I now figure the consumer is tail-called by
> "call-with-values" on the value returned by the producer, which has
> to be the value returned by "values"?

yes.  although the method you describe is a perfectly reasonable
optimization that a Scheme compiler could perform.

in fact, that's what happens in those compilers that transform code
into CPS (continuation-passing style) -- returns are transformed into

Incrementally extended heuristic algorithms tend inexorably toward the

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