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compile-time macro dependencies
- To: Mike Engber <email@example.com>
- Subject: compile-time macro dependencies
- From: Robert W. Kerns <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 5 Nov 91 01:45 EST
- Cc: email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <9111042033.AA04315@aristotle.ils.nwu.edu>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 91 14:33:53 CST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Engber)
I have a lot of files that require macros from other files to compile
correctly. Right now, I'm wrapping all my requires in an eval-when so
I'm not totally happy with this. At compile time I only need the macros,
not the whole file loaded. Does anyone have any clever conventions for
dealing with this issue. (I have similar problems with defconstant)
Do you keep defmacros (& defconstants) in separate files from defuns?
This could become rather cumbersome.
This is indeed the usual convention. For small-to-middling size
programs, you generally need only a single "defs.lisp" file.
This also gives you a speed-of-compilation advantage over other
techniques, since the macros will be compiled & load quickly.
Of course, if there are support functions that your macros need,
these should be in the defs file with the macros.