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Re: Modules: definition of emacs_value

From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: Re: Modules: definition of emacs_value
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:14:48 +0000

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> schrieb am Mi., 2. März 2016 um 15:37 Uhr:
> I don't like giving users raw Lisp_Objects.  I really don't like making
> 32-bit callers cope with 64-bit values.  If emacs_value is a pointer, we
> have complete freedom with respect to runtime behavior.  Putting a
> Lisp_Object directly in an emacs_value is a false economy.

This assumes that the performance cost of the API is negligible.
Currently, the performance already sucks rocks because of all the extra
condition-case going on (thanks to your lobbying), but I don't think we
should add insult to injury.

Is this just speculation, or do you have actual benchmarks? 

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