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>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Bushnell <tb@xxxxxxxxxx> writes: Thomas> Tom Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> writes: >> Between character issues, string and string index issues, >> no-reasonable-way-to-support-writable-shared-strings/vectors, and so >> on -- it seems clear to me that a portable FFI is never going to be >> able to compete with a native FFI for some tasks. Thomas> But I think it is a reasonable goal to have it that the portable FFI Thomas> is a "common subset" of all the native FFIs. Perhaps ultimately Thomas> unachievable, but wouldn't it be nice? For the record, *this* particular SRFI tries to do the portable thing. (I do think its rationale spells this out rather clearly.) That particular aspect is not really up for sale. Certainly, there's space for very useful FFI variants outside of these goals, and I'm always happy to see them discussed. However, there isn't much hope that we'll make SRFI *50* one of these variants. By all means, submit another SRFI. -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla