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Re: binary interface

From: Keisuke Nishida
Subject: Re: binary interface
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 20:42:24 -0500
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At Mon, 26 Feb 2001 12:27:25 +0100 (MET),
Dirk Herrmann wrote:
> BTW:  Now that a mechanism for writing objects binary exists, are there
> yet any benchmark results telling us about the benefits with respect to
> size and loading time?  If these are not significant, we should re-think
> the idea of adding support for binary-writing, and instead take a look at
> SRFI-10 as a means to store and read arbitrary data, potentially combined
> with the (PROGN (SETF A (1 #1=(A B C))) (SETF B (2 #1#))) style for
> denoting circular structures.  After all, adding the possibility to binary
> read and write objects is a big change, and its usefulness still needs to
> be proven.

(Just a quick response.)  I want to load bytecode using mmap so that
several processes can share the same memory.  Isn't it a good reason


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