srfi-38

  1. srfi-38
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Description

A Chicken version of the reference implementation for SRFI-38, a facility for reading and writing objects with shared structure.

Author

Al Petrofsky and Ray Dillinger

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srfi-38.egg

Documentation

See SRFI-38 document.

This implementation extends write-with-shared-structure to accept optional flags (following the optional port argument).

Passing the keyword #:ignore-strings will treat strings as normal (nonshared) objects.

The keyword #:interesting-procedures is followed by a list of three procedures:

The interesting? procedure returns #t when the object can be processed, #f otherwise.

All optional "interesting objects" are written as #<KIND-SYMBOL[OBJECT]...>. It is the job of write-interesting to display the KIND-SYMBOL and write any elements, using the first procedure, separated by #\space. Writing the elements of the object as a list or vector is advised.

The scan procedure must call the first procedure for every element of the object. The returned association-list is used for the next invocation. Returns the modified association-list.

This implementation extends read-with-shared-structure to accept optional flags (following the optional port argument).

The keyword #:interesting-procedures is followed by a list of three procedures:

The interesting? procedure returns #t when the object can be processed, #f otherwise.

The read-interesting procedure must use the first procedure to read any elements of the object. The symbol is the KIND-SYMBOL. The procedure should return #f for an unsuccessful operation, otherwise the reified object. The procedure must not consume the trailing #\> but must exit positioned at the trailing #\>. The input-port is positioned just after the KIND-SYMBOL upon invocation.

The scan procedure must call the second procedure for every element of the object when the element is a procedure, otherwise it must call the first procedure with the element.

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License

Copyright (C) Ray Dillinger 2003. All Rights Reserved.

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