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Re: scm_* API extension? [was] scm_* API question

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: scm_* API extension? [was] scm_* API question
Date: 05 Aug 2002 17:12:52 +0200
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Christopher Cramer <address@hidden> writes:

> For sake of argument, let's say there are two different ways to use Guile.
> One way is to extend Guile through C, by using load-extension. This works
> fine if the C code is ignorant of the module system (writing a wrapper
> module in Scheme handles everything). The other way is to extend C through
> Guile, which cannot stay module system ignorant, because you typically
> want to load multiple Scheme scripts without worrying about clashing
> symbols from the different scripts -- this is currently impossible
> without getting deep into the details of the module system.

But the code that loads the scripts could be written in Scheme, no?

> I can provide examples of what I had to do with Recluse; roughly 300 lines
> of C code are devoted to dealing with the module system.

Can you say from that experience how we should extend the module
system API for C?

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