This extension extends the module form to allow to associate type-specifications with module exports, for example:
(import typed-modules) (module stack ((make-stack : (-> (struct stack))) (push : ((struct stack) * -> void)) (pop : ((struct stack) -> *)) (empty? : ((struct stack) -> boolean))) (import scheme) ;; definitions of "make-stack", "push", "pop" and "emtpy?" follow ... )
The expanded module will contain type-declarations for all exports for which types have been given. Normal export-lists without types are still supported, as are all other variants of the module form.
More specifically, the syntax of module has been extended to allow the following:
- (module NAME (EXPORT-SPEC1 ...) BODY ...)syntax
- (module NAME SIGNATURENAME BODY ...)syntax
EXPORT-SPEC may be one of
(IDENTIFIER : syntax [IDENTIFIER1 ...]) syntax export with optional indirect exports (IDENTIFIER : TYPE) value export with type ((IDENTIFIER1 ...) : TYPE) the same as (IDENTIFIER1 : TYPE) ...
Additionally, the default meaning of export lists is still supported:
IDENTIFIER a value or syntax export (syntax: IDENTIFIER1 ...) syntax epxort, optionally with indirect exports (interface: INTERFACENAME) exports from given interface (IDENTIFIER1 ...) a syntax export with indirect exports
The module defined implicitly imports : (the type declaration form).
SIGNATURENAME should be the name of a signature, which is a compile-time construct that names a set of (optionally typed) exports:
- (signature SIGNATURENAME (EXPORT-SPEC1 ...))syntax
Defines a signature with the given name and export-specifiers and implicitly defines an interface (as with define-interface) for the exported identifiers.
Signatures can not be exported and are only valid in the compilation unit in which they are defined. If you want to share a signature over several files, it is recommended to use an include file.
This extension has no runtime code, it is sufficient to use import instead of use.
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