defstruct

  1. defstruct
    1. Description
    2. Author
    3. Requirements
    4. Download
    5. Documentation
    6. License

Description

A more convenient form of define-record

Author

Dorai Sitaram, ported to CHICKEN by felix winkelmann

Requirements

None

Download

defstruct.egg

Documentation

[syntax] (defstruct NAME SLOT ...)

Defines a record type with the name NAME. SLOT may be a symbol or a list of the form (NAME INIT) where INIT is the default value of the slot (the INIT expression will only be evaluated when no value is given in the constructor procedure). The defstruct macro expand into predicate and accessor functions (just like the native define-record):

(defstruct point x y)

;; Creates code equivalent to the following:
(begin
  (define (point? x) ...)          ; is x a point?
  (define (point-x p) ...)         ; return x slot of point p
  (define (point-x-set! p n) ...)  ; change x slot of point p to n
  ...)

Additionally, a constructor procedure make-STRUCTNAME is defined, which accepts initialization values for all slots specified as keyword arguments:

(make-point x: 99 y: 42)
 => ; a point with x = 99 and y = 42

License

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