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Re: How to make GNU Guile more successful

From: Marko Rauhamaa
Subject: Re: How to make GNU Guile more successful
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:31:37 +0300
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Freja Nordsiek <address@hidden>:

> I checked the implementation of bytecectors and SRFI-4 in Guile and
> they are definitely not scanned for pointers. But I would say hacking
> them is not a good general solution for this problem. They are good
> and natural data structures for large arrays of numerical data that
> are standard signed/unsigned integers of various fixed sizes and IEEE
> floating point numbers, or structures/unions of these types. Using
> them for things other than that or strings/byte-arrays could be error
> prone, messy, and performance poor.

So no Scheme solution recommended then?


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