6.4 Inferred Linking
| (import tagged-sig-spec )|
| (export tagged-sig-spec )|
Binds unit-id to both a unit and static information about the
Evaluating a reference to an unit-id bound by
define-unit produces a unit, just like evaluating an
id bound by (define id (unit )). In addition,
however, unit-id can be used in compound-unit/infer.
See unit for information on tagged-sig-spec,
init-depends-decl, and unit-body-expr-or-defn.
|tagged-infer-link-import|| ||=|| ||tagged-sig-id|
| || ||||| ||(link-id : tagged-sig-id)|
| || || || || |
|tagged-infer-link-export|| ||=|| ||(tag id infer-link-export)|
| || ||||| ||infer-link-export|
| || || || || |
|infer-link-export|| ||=|| ||link-id|
| || ||||| ||sig-id|
| || || || || |
|infer-linkage-decl|| ||=|| |
|((link-binding ) unit-id|
| || ||||| ||unit-id|
Like compound-unit. Syntactically, the difference between
compound-unit and compound-unit/infer is that the
unit-expr for a linked unit is replaced with a
unit-id, where a unit-id is bound by
define-unit (or one of the other unit-binding forms that we
introduce later in this section). Furthermore, an import can name just
a sig-id without locally binding a link-id, and an
export can be based on a sig-id instead of a
link-id, and a declaration in the link clause can be
simply a unit-id with no specified exports or imports.
The compound-unit/infer form expands to
compound-unit by adding sig-ids as needed to
the import clause, by replacing sig-ids in the
export clause by link-ids, and by completing
the declarations of the link clause. This completion is based
on static information associated with each
unit-id. Links and exports can be inferred when all
signatures exported by the linked units are distinct from each other
and from all imported signatures, and when all imported signatures are
distinct. Two signatures are distinct only if when they
share no ancestor through extends.
The long form of a link declaration can be used to resolve
ambiguity by giving names to some of a unit’s exports and supplying
specific bindings for some of a unit’s imports. The long form need not
name all of a unit’s exports or supply all of a unit’s imports if the
remaining parts can be inferred.
Like compound-unit, the compound-unit/infer form
produces a (compound) unit without statically binding information
about the result unit’s imports and exports. That is,
compound-unit/infer consumes static information, but it does
not generate it. Two additional forms,
define-compound-unit/infer, generate static information
(where the former does not consume static information).
Like compound-unit, but binds static information about the
compound unit like define-unit.
Like compound-unit/infer, but binds static information about
the compound unit like define-unit.
Like define-unit, but the unit implementation is determined
from an existing unit produced by unit-expr. The imports and
exports of the unit produced by unit-expr must be consistent
with the declared imports and exports, otherwise the
exn:fail:contract exception is raised when the define-unit-binding
form is evaluated.
Like invoke-unit, but uses static information associated with
unit-id to infer which imports must be assembled from the
Like define-values/invoke-unit, but uses static information
associated with unit-id to infer which imports must be
assembled from the current context and what exports should be bound
by the definition.