[gambit-list] Fwd: Puzzlement (different behavior of compiled code)

David Rush kumoyuki at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 10:47:42 EDT 2012

forgot to include the list in the correspondence. This is the (happy) outcome...

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From: David Rush <kumoyuki at gmail.com>
Date: 10 June 2012 15:44
Subject: Re: [gambit-list] Puzzlement (different behavior of compiled code)
To: Mikael <mikael.rcv at gmail.com>

Ta much Mikael!

It turns out that the -:s flag to gsc is the culprit. I had been using
that flag out of habit to get the syntax-case expander - apparently it
also interferes with recognizing keywords. I think i need "-:S"
instead, which i guess has been added since I last update my Gambit
makefiles (don't ask - it's been a while)

thanks again

- d

On 10 June 2012 15:27, David Rush <kumoyuki at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 June 2012 14:31, Mikael <mikael.rcv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Uh this is funny:
>> (open-output-file '(|path:| "test.flog" |create:| maybe |append:| #t))
>> look there, there's  |:s around the keywords. This means they're *not*
>> actually keywords but *symbols* that kind of look like keywords.
> That is interesting. I have no idea why, as I said it's the same code
> in both cases (code was included in the tail of the OP)
>> Tried to reproduce your error on 4.6.2:
>> $ cat a.scm
>> (write (cons abcde: 123))
>> $ gsi a.scm
>> (abcde: . 123)$ gsc -exe a.scm
>> $ ./a
>> (abcde: . 123)
> I wonder if mine is a case that occurs because the code renames cons
> (in an attempt to avoid variable capture while expanding macros) so
> that instead of cons the var referenced is actually _cons_23 - leading
> to compiler confusion about special cases.
>> Do you compile this code just with gsc filename.scm  or (compile-file
>> "filename.scm") or do you have some preprocessor on it?
> from the original message:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> drr at dibbuk$ make target=gambit test/bug.gambit
> gsc -:s -link test/bug.Gambit
> gcc -I/home/drr/include test/bug.c test/bug_.c -o test/bug.gambit \
>               -L/home/drr/lib -lgambc -lm -lutil -ldl
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> which is something of a habit i have with Gambit going back many years
> in order to actually insert a lot of gcc optimization flags (*not*
> included in this test case)
>> Do you see any other reasons for why this occured?
> just what I suggested above. It gives me something to try anyway.
> d
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