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Re: [Chicken-users] using mmap files as strings?

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] using mmap files as strings?
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:04:25 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 05:58:02PM -0600, Alan Post wrote:
> This is excellent, I've learned a lot more about how all of this
> works together now.
> What method would I use to convert a pointer and a length to a
> string?  Even though I'm copying the memory, how do I do it at
> all?

Something like this:

  C_word *scheme_string;

  scheme_string = C_alloc(C_SIZEOF_STRING(the_length));
  C_string(&scheme_string, the_length, the_pointer);
  C_kontinue(the_continuation, scheme_string);

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