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Re: FFI supports callbacks

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: FFI supports callbacks
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 18:21:53 +0200
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun 05 Sep 2010 17:10, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> 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
>> arguments.
>> 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 guess I'm OK with it. The new names do convey the types better to the
> programmer. I'm hesitant regarding "pointer" though; the name is just so
> general. I guess I prefer "machine-pointer" or something. But I would
> also be OK with the change as you propose it.

I committed the change yesterday.


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