[plt-scheme] associating data with structure types

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Mar 19 16:12:42 EST 2004

In that case we should seriously consider offering a second 
define-struct*** construct along the lines of Chez, where you can add 
in "default" fields and things like that. Of course, you can define 
this via units/modules in MzScheme as it exists, but I have run into 
this thing so often now that it almost seems something we should have 
in the language.

-- Matthias

On Mar 19, 2004, at 3:02 PM, Robby Findler wrote:

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> You can add properties to structure types. That sounds like what you
> need. You cannot use define-struct, tho. You have to use the
> make-struct-type interface.
> Robby
> At Fri, 19 Mar 2004 15:00:53 -0500, "Neil W. Van Dyke" wrote:
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>> I want to associate at least one piece of data with each subtype of a
>> particular structure type.  In this particular case, the data is
>> constant, and is known at the time the structure subtype is defined.
>> One way to do this would be with a hashtable keyed on the structure 
>> type
>> object.  But I'd prefer to encapsulate the data within the structure
>> type object itself, rather than maintain a homomorphic structure.
>> Is there a "user data" field in the structure type info (alongside the
>> constructor, predicate, etc. info) that could be used for this?  I
>> couldn't find reference to such a thing in the documentation.
>> Alternatively, for my current problem, an older MzScheme wishlist item
>> -- user-definable print and write methods for structure types -- would
>> work.
>> -- 
>> http://www.neilvandyke.org/

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