[racket] Call-Site Code Replacement

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sun Oct 28 12:44:33 EDT 2012

Do you mean 

#lang racket

(letrec ((f (lambda (x) (displayln `(this is f with ,x)) (set! f (lambda (y) (g y))) (f x)))
         (g (lambda (z) (displayln `(this is g with ,z)) (* z 3))))
  (f 1)
  (f 2))

(Some purists would argue that this is not truly functional but programmers who want to get things done accept this form of functional programming just fine.) 

-- Matthias

On Oct 22, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Jan Burse wrote:

> Dear All,
> I just wonder whether it is possible in a functional
> language to do call site replacement. I envision this
> as a special form of lazyness.
> Basically I would call somewhere a function f
> with an argument a:
>    ... (f a) ...
> The function would then manage to replace itself
> by a function g with an argument b:
>    ... (g b) ...
> So that the next time the original call site of (f a)
> is invoked in fact (g b) is invoked.
> Hints welcome.
> Bye
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