[plt-dev] documentation slowing down installs and builds dramatically

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 17 02:01:44 EDT 2009

At Mon, 1 Jun 2009 08:58:46 -0500, Robby Findler wrote:
> I think PLaneT does indeed work that way. Even worse, there is a bug
> somewhere that causes CM to not compile package B (or C or D ...)
> making things even worse. I got as far as figuring out that it was a
> parameter that changed (I think it was the namespace?) that somehow
> causes CM to disable itself, but I could not figure out what the right
> fix was. I believe the right fix is to be using a new instantiation of
> CM and the code seems to be doing that, but apparently it isn't.

That doesn't seem to be a problem, actually. When A requires B, the
"skipping" messages for B come from the outer CM for A, while an inner
instance of CM is correctly compiling B.

I changed `compiler/compiler-unit' slightly so that it "binds" the CM
trace handler that it installs to a particular port, and that avoids
the confusing printout.

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