[m-rev.] for review: Added cord.condense/2

Paul Bone paul at bone.id.au
Tue Jul 2 11:00:44 AEST 2013

On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 06:57:57AM +1000, Zoltan Somogyi wrote:
> On 01-Jul-2013, Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> > Having the state variable transformation also depend upon argument types
> > would be ugly.  (And probably fairly difficult to implement.)
> Yes, it would, mainly because state variable expansion now happens during the
> creation of the HLDS from the parse tree, way before the type checking phase.
> Paul's idea requires knowing the type of the state variable, which (if it
> is a local variable) is known only during type checking. Delaying state
> variable expansion until that time would require expanding the HLDS to allow
> it to represent unexpanded state variables, and teaching all compiler phases
> until and including type checking to handle the new parts of the HLDS.
> This would be a HUGE amount of work, and I don't think the result would be
> worth that much even for people who like the idea of type-dependent expansions.

My argument against my own idea was that it may be more complicated to use,
with strage edge cases for programmers to try to understand.  The complexity
required in the implementation is another (rather large) nail in the coffin.

Paul Bone

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