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Re: Is modifying the symbol table to redefine subroutines evil?

by dewey (Pilgrim)
on Apr 11, 2007 at 22:19 UTC ( #609508=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is modifying the symbol table to redefine subroutines evil?

I sort of like it myself-- abusable, but that's no reason to condemn it. It reminds me of make-doer in Forth (the best resource on this I've found is http://www.forthfreak.net/thinking-forth.pdf).

Update: Actually, it's more commonly called doer/make or doer-make. The overall concept is referred to as "vectored execution" in the book I linked to. Book link fixed, thanks blazar.

~dewey


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