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Re: mmapped file port

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: mmapped file port
Date: 22 Feb 2001 21:52:02 +0100
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Keisuke Nishida <address@hidden> writes:

> I currently use mmap in binary-read, but it might be rather useful
> to introduce a new port type `read-only-shared-mmapped-file-port' or
> something.  Is it a good thing?  Can anybody write it?

As an aside, it is important that we also support systems that don't
have mmap, or to load files from file systems that don't support mmap
(like simple translators on the Hurd).  Please include this capability
in binary-read.

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