At Sun, 5 Nov 2017 10:15:13 +0000, Tony Garnock-Jones wrote:
> Would it make sense to have a `let-immutable` form that was just like
> `let` but that forbade use of `set!` with introduced variables?
> I'm thinking it could be handy for authors of libraries that introduce a
> lot of bindings in DSLs where mutability has to be strictly controlled.
> I think it is probably possible to get the effect of `let-immutable`
> with careful use of identifier macros, but would there be advantages
> internal to the compiler/runtime of being able to up-front, primitively
> declare a set of bindings as immutable?
Being more explicit would not help the compiler, which can already see
whether any `set!`s are present for a local binding and produce better
code if not. The prohibition against `set!` on imported variables means
that the compiler can similarly optimize module bindings that have no
`set!` within the module.
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