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Re: FFI supports callbacks

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: FFI supports callbacks
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2010 17:10:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi there!

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> BTW, while we’re at it, how about make-foreign-function => pointer->procedure?

We briefly discussed this on IRC.  One issue with the
‘pointer->procedure’ name is that ‘->’ procedures are most of the time
one-argument procedures, whereas ‘make-foreign-function’ has 3 mandatory

However, it occurred to me that what confuses me most about
‘make-foreign-function’ is that it actually makes a Scheme procedure out
of a foreign function.

Conversely, ‘procedure->pointer’ really makes a foreign function out of
a Scheme procedure.

In addition, I like the idea of having names that show the symmetry of
these two procedures.

So, what do you think?  :-)

(I’m also open to different names that aren’t confusing and show the


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