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* delay and force
@ 2021-06-10  5:08 Tim Meehan
  2021-06-10  5:30 ` Linus Björnstam
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From: Tim Meehan @ 2021-06-10  5:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: guile-user

Are there any good examples of "medium-sized" programs that use delay and
force? I have seen the documentation examples, but I am curious about how
it is used by other people in larger projects.


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* Re: delay and force
  2021-06-10  5:08 delay and force Tim Meehan
@ 2021-06-10  5:30 ` Linus Björnstam
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Linus Björnstam @ 2021-06-10  5:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tim Meehan, guile-user

You can see a version of them used in srfi-41. I do believe I use them in my old implementation of rackets for loops for guile. For/foldr I used them as a way to ensure that the next iteration was evaluated only once (despite being possible to call it several times) to avoid quadratic behaviour. 

I don't really think they are used that often, since when you need laziness you would probably reach for srfi-41 (which is horribly slow) or generators (srfi-158). 

I see them as a primitive mostly for macro writers, to be honest. It is useful if you want to handle a computation back to the user but want to make sure it is run at most one time. That is mostly how I have seen them used (and used them myself), at least. 


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  Linus Björnstam

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021, at 07:08, Tim Meehan wrote:
> Are there any good examples of "medium-sized" programs that use delay and
> force? I have seen the documentation examples, but I am curious about how
> it is used by other people in larger projects.
> 



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