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Re: data type ByteBuffer

From: Andreas Rottmann
Subject: Re: data type ByteBuffer
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 11:53:16 +0200
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"Steven Wu" <address@hidden> writes:

> I wonder if there is a built-in simple data type like ByteBuffer in
> Java, or Message_Block in ACE. It seems to me, when dealing with
> network programing, such a data type can be very efficient. The
> Message_Block in ACE emulates SysV message block used in device driver
> with reference counting, and the concept of adding continue blocks. It
> shouldn't be very hard to implement the similar thing in guile.
I've lately added GString support to the Guile GLib bindings, which
can be used like a ByteBuffer, but isn't refcounted. I agree that such
a data type would indeed be useful.

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