Subject: Re: Storing, accessing type information at run time
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1999/07/08
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <7m2152$>
<> wrote:
| Since I know relatively little about run-time type systems, would
| anyone point me to the relevant literature...

Go to
and you'll find lots of interesting papers, in particular:

	- Gudeman. "Representing Type Information in Dynamically Typed
	  Languages." ( 

contains a nearly exhaustive survey of run-time type representations.


p.s. If you're not already familiar with the "big bag of pages" method,
be sure and read:

	- Dybvig, Eby, and Bruggeman. "Don't Stop the BIBOP: Flexible and
	  Efficient Storage Management for Dynamically Typed Languages",
	  Indiana University, March 1994. ( 

Rob Warnock, 8L-855
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