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Re: Mixed Languages Programming

From: raingloom
Subject: Re: Mixed Languages Programming
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 00:59:57 +0100

On Thu, 11 Mar 2021 00:26:41 +0100
Léo Le Bouter <> wrote:

> On Thu, 2021-03-11 at 08:23 +0900, Yasuaki Kudo wrote:
> > Hello!  
> Hello!
> I think you can use JSON-RPC libraries as modern alternatives to that.
> Also gRPC. The "micro-service" paradigm.
> > Is this a topic that is particularly interesting to the Guix
> > community because of interoperability, mixing packages, etc? 😄  
> I don't think so, not in particular.
> > Cheers,
> > Yasu  
> Léo

There is an interesting Nix based project that has some actual good use
cases for a common intermediate representation:

Chris Webber's talk on Spritely also had some good ideas for using OCAP
in Guix to enhance security by a whole lot.
And that is basically just cross-language remote procedure calls.

Another interesting possibility is to run everything on WASM without an
MMU. See the classic The Birth and Death of Javascript talk.
Of course that one is pre-Spectre/Meltdown, so take it with a grain of

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