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Re: FFI again

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: FFI again
Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2013 19:54:57 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2013 12:39:50 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> > I really don't like this idea.  You either force users to have the Emacs
> > headers, Emacs import library, and a C compiler available to install a
> > package or you provide pre-compiled binaries for popular platforms and
> > create an ABI versioning nightmare.
> The plan would be to require headers and a C compiler.
> Precompiled libraries could be considered for the Windows platform, but
> only if we can keep the versioning nightmare in check.

I don't think the nightmare is as bad as it sounds.  Windows users
already keep such nightmares in check, including with Emacs.

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