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Re: [Scheme-reports] display should not guarantee termination
On 11/23/2012 12:52 AM, Alex Shinn wrote:
> I still find this a surprising concept. Do you have programs
> which currently produce infinite unbounded output intentionally?
Any daemon or server written in a pure functional (lazy) style.
Likewise any Unix-style transducer (pipe) hooked up to unbounded input.
Such a program might have a pure lazy part that produces as a
result a lazy string or list. Then a small driver part interacts
with the world - and the simplest to do that is to just display
or write[-simple] the result,
This goes beyond R7RS, but I don't think we want to discourage
experimentation with lazy or hybrid lazy/eager programming.
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