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Re: typep optimization for CLOS-classes
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: typep optimization for CLOS-classes
- From: Bruno Haible <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 15:42:18 +0200 (MET DST)
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Matthias Lindner <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Reading the result of the second compilation triggers an error!
> I think this problem occurs, as the compiler optimized the expression
> (typep a '<B>) to (clos::subclassp (clos:class-of a) (find-class '<B>)).
> This is correct - unfortunately the compilation of this expression
> causes the insertion of #.(FIND-CLASS '<B>) into the .fas-file
> *before* the definition of class <B>.
Yes, this is unfortunate in your case, but it enables faster type checking.
The compiler's optimization of (typep a '<B>) into
(clos::subclassp (clos:class-of a) (load-time-value (find-class '<B>)))
is allowed by paragraph 22.214.171.124.8. of the CLHS:
"All conforming programs must obey the following constraints...:
Classes defined by `defclass' in the compilation environment must
be defined at run time to have the same superclasses and same
> It's not a big problem as it can be fixed by moving the definition of
> class <B> before the definition of method ISA-B, but sometimes it is
> annoying to sort class definition like this.
Yes, that's what you have to do: make sure that all class definitions
that were present in the compilation environment are loaded into the
runtime environment before all other runtime code.