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Re: Strings, one last detail.
On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, Tom Lord wrote:
> Bear wrote:
> > We need to warn them of this because the write-through question is not
> > possible to solve just one way or the other. Explicitly supporting
> > direct write-through mutation is in fact not even possible for
> > implementations that must provide SCHEME_EXTRACT_STRING by means of
> > copying/translating some other internal representation,
>The lock/unlock pattern can solve it -- not in the general case but in
>a useful way -- and is quite portable.
This is true -- but impossible within the context of the current draft of
the SRFI because there is no call to hang the unlock() method on.