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From: Stefan Israelsson Tampe <stefan.itampe@gmail.com>
To: guile-devel <guile-devel@gnu.org>
Subject: scheme printer in scheme
Date: Sat, 14 May 2022 00:58:35 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGua6m3oSuFz-wHfT_p5fARV6rWW3bZPrt-BcH90g4esVddq7Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

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Hi!

I have managed to code a printer in scheme that is suspendable e.g. no
jumping back and forth between scheme and C unless you use custom old port
p printers or smob printers. This system also works nicely with a soft port
construction I have that is completely written in scheme. So when one using
the soft-suspendable-ports discussed in
http://itampe.com/suspendable-soft-ports.html it all works as well for
format, display and write. As this is a pure scheme library solution there
is no C interface that takes advantage of this system with more
than that one trampolines into scheme and use the scheme write,display and
format. This is a proof of concept and not finished yet although more
advanced objects like smob and ports with custom printers works as it
should. Internals from the C implementation are used so older versions of
guile may be buggy. The simple complex objects like struct and classes is a
bit easier to maintain as their custom printers is scheme printers.

objects not handled:
   (array     )
   (bitvector)
   (flags      )
   (stringbuf)
   (values   )
   (program)
   (pointer   )
   (weak-set)
   (weak-table)
   (dynamic-state)
   (frame    )
   (atomic-box)
   (cont      )
   (wvect    )

I do not expect any problems with those compared to what objects are
already implemented.

Speedwise nothing is optimized. After a working module is finished we can
work on speeding things up like a lookup-table for the tc7 dispatch and so
on.

Usage:

(use-modules (ice-9 soft-suspendable-ports))
(install-soft-suspendable-ports!)

and you are ready to go with the repl now directly using the scheme printer
instead of the C based printer. Likwise format in the shell will now use
the scheme based printer.

Happy hacking

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