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Re: [Chicken-users] A more detailed plea for help with FFI...

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] A more detailed plea for help with FFI...
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:14:44 +0100

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:25:26 -0500, Ed Watkeys <address@hidden> wrote:
> Is it more appropriate to rely on GC or use macros to make this sort of
> thing convenient? There's a subject for heated discussion over drinks!


> Is your "use finalizers conservatively" policy about performance or
> correctness? (That's not necessarily an either-or question.)

Both. Note that I'm not dogmatic about this. Use finalizers when they fit
the job, but excessive use of them will decrease performance (chicken-specific)
and can lead to ugly, hard to find bugs (not chicken-specific).


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