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Re: [Scheme-reports] Some comments after reading the r7rs public draft

On 06/07/12 10:25, Emmanuel Medernach wrote:

> I don't think it is a good idea to mix laziness, which is about delaying
> computation, with futures which are explicitly about parallelism.
> Eventually evaluating a promise in parallel invalidates the whole
> laziness idea: it prevents one to implement infinite streams with finite
> memory for instance.

Indeed, it needs to be triggered by a "hint" to the implementation that
this is desirable, as the OP suggested. Whether that hint is to "call it
a future" or something else is another matter :-)

> Cheers,
> --
> Emmanuel


Alaric Snell-Pym

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