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Re: Custom allocation of cells

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Custom allocation of cells
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 09:18:19 +0200
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Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:

> If there is a cheaper way (very possible), then we should use it to
> implement scm_cell.

Sure.  But an having the ability to implement an application-specific,
Guile-compatible, cell allocation method would be nice, no matter how
well `scm_cell ()' performs.

> Hmm, without knowning any details, my first thought is that you might
> need to invent a new calling convention that does not not to call
> scm_cell if you want to avoid scm_cell.

Indeed, this is what Guile-VM already does for calls to compiled code.
The problem arises for calls to regular Guile procedures (so it doesn't
hurt that much).


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