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Re: no constants please
> From: Richard Kelsey <kelsey@xxxxxxx>
[re bear's version of unspecific]
> Sure, but a portable FFI cannot assume that the implementation
> supports your type of unspecific value. Having the FFI use
> a single 'unspecific' value works in your implementaion (you
> just create a single unspecific value for use in C code). It
> isn't as useful as it might be in your implementation but it
> is portable.
That would be persuasive if there were some compelling reason to treat
"give me an unspecific value" as special in the FFI. Since there
isn't, it isn't.
You're saying "Well, I chose to make a special case of UNSPECIFIC for
reasons I haven't cared to get into --- but my decision is just fine
because surely you can hack around it in your implementation."