[racket] cool things in Whalesong, part 2

From: Danny Yoo (dyoo at cs.wpi.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 15 17:08:22 EDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Jens Axel Søgaard <jensaxel at soegaard.net> wrote:
> I'll give it a spin tomorrow.

Heads up for folks who are using the development version of Whalesong
off of my github repo:  I've revised the design for how we introduce
new world event handlers.  It's incompatible with the previous
proposal, unfortunately, but it fixes a major flaw.

The prior proposal incorrectly missed out on the need to turn off the
event handling once a big-bang finishes.

The use of it now looks more like this:


Creating a new world handler type involves the function
When we use it, we pass it both setup and shutdown procedures.  The
setup gets to return a value that the shutdown can use to do cleanup.

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