[reactive] automatic recompilation/re-execution?

Conal Elliott conal at conal.net
Mon Nov 10 12:50:29 EST 2008

The "automatic recompilation/re-execution" thing is an idea I've been
kicking around for a couple of years.  Compilers and linkers are (mostly)
pure functions, and can be decomposed in to simpler pure functions.  Source
code, object code, executables, sample input data, and sample output data
are all time-varying values.  So a subset of Reactive could be used to
automatically recompile, relink, and re-execute.  The result would be a more
accurate/efficient version of 'make' without the possibility of incorrect

  - Conal

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Shahbaz <shahbazc at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the mailing list announcement, one of the potential uses of this
> library is "automatic recompilation/re-execution."  This sounds very
> interesting, is there more information?  Is this at all similar to
> "Living it up with a Live Programming Language"
> [http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/2149] ?
> Also, are there any tutorials that show how this library can be used
> (rather than just explaining semantics)?
> Thanks
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