[gambit-list] getting symbol table

Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy pclouds at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 03:14:06 EDT 2008

On 7/31/08, Christian Jaeger <christian at pflanze.mine.nu> wrote:
> Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there any way to get global symbol table from scheme? (Because I
> > see that symbol completion is done in C).
> >
> >
>  You can get the ___GSTATE->symbol_table by calling (##symbol-table); this
> is not a normal Gambit hash table (it predated Gambit's hash table
> implementation, and maybe there are reasons to leave it at what it is); it's
> a vector with some number in the first position -- so, how you work with
> that depends on what you want to do with it. For one, you can use
> ##object->global-var to map a procedure value back to a symbol holding it.
> Maybe there are a few more Scheme wrappers, I haven't looked closely enough,
> check _kernel.scm, setup.c, and maybe a few other files.

I needed it to (try to) implement swank backend for gambit: give a
prefix, return a more exact prefix (if any) and a list of possible

>  Check cj-symbol*scm from
> http://scheme.mine.nu/gambit/preview/ for how I did it.
> (And I welcome suggestions and patches to that file.)

Might not have time for a look today. Thanks.

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