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Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 17:31:31 -0800 (PST) From: Tom Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> To reiterate -- I'm not convinced, now that I've noted you require GCPROtection of parameters in functions that may cause GC -- that Pika-conventions actually have more overhead. Right. Efficient C code is the reason I prefer the proposed SRFI's mechanisms to a JNI-style indirection. Clarity of code is why I prefer it to a Pika-style syntax. Neither of these decisions is defensible from first principles; it's a judgement call. As I said earlier, in some instances I would prefer to use a JNI-style mechanism. -Richard Kelsey