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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH][5] Make temporary stack resizable (fixes #

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH][5] Make temporary stack resizable (fixes #1098)
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 20:48:13 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

address@hidden scripsit:

> If I have to pass 10 million arguments to a procedure, I'm probably
> doing something wrong.

In general this is true, but `apply` is an exception: when you say
`(apply fn giant-list)` you end up invoking fn with an argument count
that's equal to the length of giant-list.

John Cowan        address@hidden
The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own
skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among
other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.  --Edsger Dijkstra

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