Mon Jul 21 11:23:30 CEST 2008
compile/execute vs. run
Due to multi-stage semantics, the meanig of these 3 words requires a
little thought. There are several cases of quoted data to be handled:
Currently, 'compile can handle it all, 'run handles macros and
delegates to ~run, while 'execute handles labels and delegates to
What about providing a basic ~run, and wrappers around it?
(Note that this is probably a symptom of ill-typed code: macros cannot
be target values.. why is that?)
They really do different things. 'run is the clean Coma version
(Coma doesn't have labels), 'compile wont delegate to the runtime
~run and 'execute is a possibly optimized lowlevel execute which
delegates to ~run.