[m-rev.] for review: std_util__arg_name

Peter Schachte schachte at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Sep 24 15:50:30 AEST 2001

On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 03:39:37PM +1000, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> On 24-Sep-2001, Peter Schachte <schachte at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > > Adding std_util__arg_name for retrieving the field name (if any) of a
> > > functor argument.
> The number of field names per program is generally not large -- the
> storage required is miniscule in comparison to PC memory sizes and small
> even in comparison to the size of memory in modern embedded systems.

A small program may use large libraries that define large terms with lots of
arguments and not a lot of predicates.  I can imagine it being a bloat issue
for small programs.

And anyway, what's the benefit?  I just can't see how this can be all that
useful.  It seems like something that would be nice in debugging grades, but
is not useful in delivered systems.

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