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Re: libnettle/libhogweed WIP

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: libnettle/libhogweed WIP
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:24:12 -0600
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  There's no Lisp_Object AFAIK to represent a file. So for
  BUFFER-OR-STRING what do I use to indicate a file?

  "file:///the/path" ; a special string format: URL format?

Certainly not this one -- such a string could of course _be_ the data to be treated.

  (file "/the/path") ; a nested list with a symbol?

I like this one best, I think.

  (insert-file-contents-literally "/the/path") ; a form, called in a temp 

Certainly it's powerful, but it clashes with lexical binding, and it's not clear (to me) how it's superior to the caller simply creating the temporary buffer themselves. (I seem to recall you were talking about protecting the data from Lisp inspection? ...But evalling whatever Lisp inside the buffer that holds the data, however temporarily, would of course be quite a hole in such a scheme.)


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