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- To: KMP%MIT-MC@SU-DSN
- Subject: Top level forms in a compiled file
- From: Daniel L. Weinreb <DLW%SCRC%MIT-MC@SU-DSN>
- Date: Sun, 17 Jul 1983 15:52:00 -0000
- Cc: Common-Lisp@SU-AI
- In-reply-to: The message of 16 Jul 83 17:06-EDT from Kent M. Pitman <KMP at MIT-MC>
Date: 16 July 1983 17:06 EDT
From: Kent M. Pitman <KMP at MIT-MC>
What follows is just speculation; not in any way a proposal...
...we could in principle have a
function PRELOAD which was like LOAD but just "got everything in core" without
doing any major side-effects. Then (LOAD "FILE1") might just do (G0003) without
having to move bits from disk to core.
In our work on the Lisp Machine, we sometimes have to LOAD in Lisp
programs that the LOAD mechanism is based on, like pieces of the network
software or local file system software. Boy, is it a pain! Your
PRELOAD feature might be a good way to handle that.