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revision 578, Tue Mar 14 05:16:29 2000 UTC revision 632, Sat Apr 29 15:50:42 2000 UTC
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430  The new system heavily relies on the autoloader.  As a result, almost  The new system heavily relies on the autoloader.  As a result, almost
431  no static environments need to get unpickled at bootstrap time.  The  no static environments need to get unpickled at bootstrap time.  The
432  construction of such environments is deferred until they become  construction of such environments is deferred until they become
433  necessary.  Thanks of this, it was possible to reduce the size of the  necessary.  Thanks to this, it was possible to reduce the size of the
434  heap image by more than one megabyte (depending on the architecture).  heap image by more than one megabyte (depending on the architecture).
435  The downside (although not really terribly bad) is that there is a  The downside (although not really terribly bad) is that there is a
436  short wait when you first touch an identifier that hasn't been touched  short wait when you first touch an identifier that hasn't been touched
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502          defined(<namespace> <name>)          defined(<namespace> <name>)
503      is true if any of the included members preceeding this clause exports      is true if any of the included members preceeding this clause exports
504      a symbol "<namespace> <name>".      a symbol "<namespace> <name>".
505    - Within the "exports" section of the description (i.e., before "is):    - Within the "exports" section of the description (i.e., before "is"):
506      The same expression is true if _any_ of the members exports the      The same expression is true if _any_ of the members exports the
507      named symbol.      named symbol.
508      (It would be more logical if the exports section would follow the      (It would be more logical if the exports section would follow the

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