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Sat Jan 22 10:24:41 EST 2011

First class signatures

What I want is to combine a model@ unit and a num@ unit and run an
analysis.  This can be done by creating a compound unit that returns
an expression, link it, and use `invoke-unit' to obtain the expression.


(define test@
  (unit (import) (export) 123))

# (invoke-unit test@) => 123


Linking a unit works as follows.  For each unit in the composition,
define a link-id for each export signatures (capital letters below).
These link-id are used only during linking.  I believe these are
distinguished from signature names to allow for multiple instances of
the same signature.

(define analysis@
  (compound-unit
   (import)
   (export DOMAIN MODEL)
         ;; exports            unit     imports
         ;; --------------------------------------
   (link [((DOMAIN : num^))    num-anf@ MODEL]
         [((MODEL : example^)) example@ DOMAIN])))


Ok, it's working for staapl/absint.  The following instantiates the
`run' function defined in the example@ unit over 3 different domains:

((num-run num-anf@  example@) 1 2)
((num-run num-expr@ example@) 1 2)
((num-run num-eval@ example@) 1 2)



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