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Re: Sting abstraction 2

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Sting abstraction 2
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 01:32:44 +0200
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Mike Gran <address@hidden> writes:

> So, same patches, different order, better testing.  Just try to git
> er done.

OK, thanks for the explanation.

> (Did I ever mention this backtrace tree
> pic?[1]-765536.PNG 
> It shows that for all the scripts the test suite, all of the calls to
> low-level read and write pass through those two functions.)

Nice.  I suppose you had breakpoints in GDB, captured the output of
"bt", frobbed it and fed it to `dot'?

> I have changed my opinion on one issue. I don't believe that Guile
> ports should have a specific encoding: they should just use the
> locale.  This is just pragmatism.  Guile ports and the default reader
> are annoying things to hack.  I am loathe to touch them more than is
> necessary. 
> The R6RS ports have the nice transcoder idea.  It might be more fun to
> push port-specific encodings to that library. 

Are you saying that we'd have an implementation of the R6 port API that
DTRT, whereas Guile's current API would remain encoding-oblivious?



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