[plt-scheme] redefinition in module

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Sat Mar 1 05:00:29 EST 2008

Thanks for your attention for my opinion.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Flatt" <mflatt at cs.utah.edu>
To: "Robby Findler" <robby at cs.uchicago.edu>
Cc: "Jos Koot" <jos.koot at telefonica.net>; <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] redefinition in module

> That's the way it works now, but the "language" position of a module
> could be special. I'm not yet sure it's a good change, but I'm starting
> to like Jos's idea.
> With Jos's change, the module level would have a little more of the
> oddness of internal definitions for certain cases. For example,
>  (define define 5)
> would be parsed as a definition that shadows further uses of `define',
> but that doesn't affect the ones already expanded. In other words, a
> programmer would have to reason about the order of expansion in a
> module body to predict some bindings --- but that's already true in
> cases that are less strange that defining `define'.
> Changing the implementation is a little tedious, but it doesn't look
> too difficult. I'll have to try it out and see whether I'm overlooking
> a more serious problem.
> Matthew

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