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Re: Strings, one last detail.

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On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, Tom Lord wrote:

>    > From: bear <bear@xxxxxxxxx>
>    > >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.
>I don't understand.  The unlock() should be an explicit part of the
>FFI (when/if r/w-sharing-semantics string extraction is added).

Right.  My original point was that r/w sharing semantics were unsupportable
under the current draft (ie, without an unlock() call) of the SRFI and we
needed to warn application developers of this fact.